Fatal crash on I-57 South near Mt. Vernon

Fatal crash on I-57 South near Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON — A three-vehicle crash Wednesday morning on Interstate 57 near the Interstate 64 split north of Mt. Vernon claimed the life of one person.

According to the Illinois State Police, the driver of a pickup truck was killed. The driver was traveling north on I-57 when they reportedly lost control and crossed the median into the path of a southbound semi driven by 53-year-old Randal Barkley of Waukesha, Wisconsin.

The pickup truck then continued north in the southbound lanes, striking a car driven by 56-year-old David Laws of Carlyle. The pickup and the car driven by Laws both came to rest in the median.

The crash occurred at 9:19 Wednesday morning and caused Interstate 57 south of Dix and Interstate 64 east at Woodlawn to be closed for several hours.

The name of the person killed has not been released.

 

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