Four people survived a multiple collision on Interstate 57 in Coles County, Illinois, on Thursday, June 11th. The Illinois State Police on Friday, June 12th, identified the injured victims as Jonathan S. Turner, 53, of Water Valley, Minnesota, and Christina Wiltz Credeur, 44, of Breaux Bridge, LA.
Matthew Credeur, 44, of Breaux Bridge, LA, and James E. Winn, 45, of Mattoon, went unscathed. The car accident report stated that at about 3:11 p.m. Thursday, a blue 2016 Freightliner semi-truck was traveling southbound on I-57 south of Mattoon when it crossed the median and hit a 2021 Peterbilt semi-truck, heading north.
The Freightliner overturned and struck a black 2011 Dodge van heading north. It went on to hit a 2019 Ford truck before resting in the northbound lane. Turner, the driver of the blue vehicle, and Christina, the Ford driver, sustained severe wounds. The medics took them to an undisclosed area hospital for treatment.
Matthew, the driver of the Peterbilt and Winn, the man driving the Dodge, did not suffer any injury. The incident led to the closure of the northbound lane until about 9:33 p.m. The ISP opened the roadway after investigating and clearing debris.
Multiple collisions are one of the leading causes of crash-related deaths, and those who survive usually suffer varying degrees of injuries. Drivers can avoid it by maintaining their lane, obeying traffic rules and regulations, driving within the speed limit, and ensuring they get adequate rest before driving.
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