Posted on January 12, 2012 at 4:59 PM
(KMOV) – The Illinois State Police is currently a fatal crash on Illinois Route 4 just south of Weber Road in Marine, Illinois.
Illinois Route 4 is currently closed between Route 143 and Route 140 and is estimated to be closed for approximately four hours.
Police say that two crashes occurred and that the first crash resulted into a second crash. The first crash included a semi-truck traveling northbound and a passenger vehicle traveling south bound. It is believed that the car crossed into the path of the semi-truck and struck each other head-on. The driver of the passenger car died and the driver of the semi-truck was not injured.
After the first crash, an SUV and a pickup truck tried to avoid the first accident and ended up crashing head-on. Both drivers were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.