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1/28/2013 11:04:00 AM
Troopers release report on I-80 accident

NT Staff

State police identified the two motorists injured in a two-vehicle crash reported at 7:59 a.m. Friday on Interstate 80, just east of Route 351 inLa Salle.

Carolyn Copeland, 42, of La Salle was treated and released from Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru, and Micah Robinson, 40, of Ladd was taken by ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center,Peoria, where he was listed Monday morning in fair condition.

In a report issued today, state police said Copeland lost control of her 2002 Plymouth Voyager, which entered the median and into the oncoming lanes, striking Robinson’s eastbound Chevrolet Malibu.

Copeland was charged with improper lane use, police said.

Traffic on a portion of eastbound I-80 was halted while emergency responders tended to the victims. La Salle firefighters said one of the motorists, not specified, was extricated.

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