3 Injured in US 45 Crash


By WSIL Manager

SALINE CO. -- Three people were injured Tuesday in a crash on U.S. 45 in Saline County.

It happened around 4 p.m. on U.S. 45 at Carter Farm Road.

Illinois State Police say a GMC Sierra pickup truck was stopped in the northbound lane waiting to make a left turn when it was hit by a Dodge Ram truck that did not stop in time. The Dodge Ram then collided with a southbound pickup truck.

All three drivers were taken to the hospital for treatment.

The driver of the Dodge Ram, a 17-year old from Eldorado, was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Illinois State Police was assisted by the Saline County Sheriff's Department, Eldorado Police Department, Eldorado Fire Department and MedForce Ambulance Service.

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