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7/9/2014 5:43:00 AM
UPDATE: EMTs help motorist after I-39 rollover

NT Staff

TONICA — A 30-year-old La Salle man was taken to the Peru hospital after a single-vehicle rollover accident at 12:14 p.m. Tuesday on Interstate 39 near Tonica, according to state police.

The victim, Zachary J. Welgatt of 942 26th St., was taken to Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru, police said. Welgatt was charged with driving under the influence and improper lane usage, state police reported.

Welgatt refused treatment at IVCH.

Tonica firefighters were dispatched to southbound I-39 mile marker 44½ near Tonica, where a car had gone through a fence and was in a bean field. A paramedic ambulance was requested from Oglesby to assist with patient care.

Tonica responded with an ambulance, rescue pumper and rescue truck and were on scene about an hour.

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