INA — Illinois State Police has confirmed a District 13 trooper was rear-ended in his squad car and taken to the hospital. The accident happened Sunday around 5 p.m. in the northbound lanes on Interstate 57, south of Ina.
ISP District 13 Trooper Byron Farthing, says the trooper was tending to a pot hole when his vehicle was rear-ended. The trooper was transported to a hospital in Mt. Vernon for non-life threatening injuries.
The driver and passengers of the other car were not seriously injured. Citations haven’t been issued at this time.