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Westbound I-80 reopens after a serious crash near La Salle

Posted by wlpo on August 18, 2014

If you were following the story of a crash that closed westbound Interstate 80 near La Salle, three people were injured, including a woman that was taken by helicopter from the crash.

State Police say the accident happened just after 2pm Monday when Kayla Guenther of Ottawa hit a semi while getting on eastbound I-80 from northbound I-39. Guenther’s car went through the median into the westbound lanes.

A couple from Spring Valley was a motorcycle and heading west. Police say the motorcycle hit a guardrail while trying to avoid the crash.

Guenther and the 56-year-old man driving the motorcycle were taken to and area hospital. A 55-year-old woman that was on the motorcycle was taken by helicopter to a hospital.

Guenther was ticketed of improper lane usage.  I-80 reopened shortly after 4:30pm.

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