2-vehicle crash causes temporary closure of part of I-72


SPRINGFIELD - Illinois State Police say part of Interstate 72 will be closed for the next five hours following a two-vehicle crash.

Authorities say the crash happened on I-72 eastbound near mile post 91, also known as the Wabash exit, 9:24 a.m.  According to the preliminary investigation, ISP officials say a 2014 BMW Hatchback was traveling westbound, just west of the Wabash overpass when it lost control and traveled through the center median into the eastbound lanes of traffic, striking the wheels of a trailer being pulled by a 2016 Volvo Truck Tractor, which was heading eastbound.

The BMW came to rest in the median, while the truck-tractor rolled onto its right side and came to rest off the roadway on the right side of the eastbound lanes.  ISP officials say the driver of the BMW was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.  Charges are pending the outcome of this investigation.

Troopers say eastbound lanes of traffic near this crash will be closed for the next five hours.  We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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