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Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash at 8:02 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 80 westbound, five miles west of Route 23, according to an Illinois state police report.
Steven M. Wood of Cuba, Mo., was treated and released from Illinois Valley community Hospital, Peru. Corey Battles of Elgin was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa. That hospital does not release condition reports.
Wood was driving a semi westbound on I-80 and was unable to merge into the left lane in a construction zone. Wood’s semi struck a stationary road construction truck equipped with a flashing arrow, which was driven by Battles, and also struck a second construction vehicle driven by Laura L. Arroyo of Elgin. Wood’s semi trailer also struck Battles’ vehicle and rolled onto its side, according to the report. Charges are pending in the investigation, according to the report.
Shortly after that crash, a second crash occurred while traffic was slowed on the interstate.
Mark Weimer, 45, of Bay Village, Ohio was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday, after his semi struck another driven by Michael O’Brien of Amboy, on I-80 westbound, two miles east of the first crash, according to a state police report.
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