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Posts Tagged ‘Interstate 39’

Interstates and two-lane roads dealing with blowing and drifting snow

Posted by wlpo on January 9, 2015

Drifting and blowing snow has left Interstate 39 between Tonica and Minonk a dangerous drive. Police have handled multiple accidents involving semi-trucks near Minonk.

Emergency responders were called to an accident on the Wyanet-Walnut Blacktop in Bureau County. The road was also affected by drifting.

If you’re traveling today, make sure you are dressed for the weather and have a charged cellphone. Slow down and allow yourself extra time.

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Driver taken to a local hospital following I-39 semi crash

Posted by wlpo on November 24, 2014

A driver was injured after two semis crashed on Interstate 39,  It happened just after 10:30am Monday north of Mendota.

State Police say Eva Davis of Glasford was heading south on when her truck and trailer went through the median and into the northbound lanes, hitting an oncoming semi.

Both trucks and their trailers ended up in the ditch. Davis wasn’t hurt but was ticketed for improper lane usage.  A 61-year-old St. Louis woman driving the other truck was taken to a local hospital. Her name and condition were not been made available.  The crash was being investigated by the Illinois State Police Crash Reconstructionists.

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Mendota man killed during pickup truck crash

Posted by wlpo on November 19, 2014

A crash early Wednesday morning outside of Troy Grove killed a man from Mendota.

36-year-old Lance Musgrove was heading north on Interstate 39 around 2:42am when investigators say he lost control of his pickup truck. His truck rolled several times before stopping in a ditch. Musgrove was dead at the scene.

The Illinois State Police and the La Salle County Coroner’s office are investigating.

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