Driver Life-Flighted From I-74 Crash

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A New Lenox, Illinois driver suffered what are described as life-threatening injuries following a crash on Interstate 74.

State Police report the accident occurred at 9:18 a.m. Tuesday on westbound I-74 at mile marker 105, about three miles east of Morton.

A flatbed trailer, driven by a 28-year-old man from Eureka, had slowed due to traffic congestion from an earlier accident when it was struck in the rear by a minivan driven by the 40-year-old New Lenox driver.

State Police have not identified either driver.

Interstate 74 was completely shut down approximately 30 minutes while Life Flight was dispatched to the scene to transport the minivan driver to a local hospital.

The minivan driver was also ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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