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One person suffered minor injuries following a crash on northbound Interstate 57 in Williamson County, at least the fifth such crash in the same area since Friday morning.

According to a news release from Illinois State Police, three semitrailers were towed and one driver was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries after a crash near a construction zone at milepost 49. Two semitrailers were stopped because of construction, when a third, driven by Calvin G. Wyatt, 59, of Angus, Ohio, struck the rear of one of the semis, forcing that semi to crash into the semi in front of it.

Wyatt was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.

The crash happened while an ISP officer was on the scene of yet another crash at milepost 47. No one was injured in that crash.

This past Friday evening, northbound I-57 was closed at Illinois 148 to allow cleanup of a crash that happened there early that morning. Two separate crashes, which both involved semitrailers and happened within four hours of each other on Monday, closed northbound I-57 at Illinois 148 for hours for cleanup. An O'Fallon man died on Oct. 10 after a crash in the same area on northbound I-57.

— The Southern


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