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Driver swerves across all lanes, rear-ends semi-truck

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Crash on I-64 near Highway 159 in Fairview Heights. By Afton Spriggs Crash on I-64 near Highway 159 in Fairview Heights. By Afton Spriggs
Crash on I-64 near Highway 159 in Fairview Heights. By Afton Spriggs Crash on I-64 near Highway 159 in Fairview Heights. By Afton Spriggs
Crash on I-64 near Highway 159 in Fairview Heights. By Afton Spriggs Crash on I-64 near Highway 159 in Fairview Heights. By Afton Spriggs
(KMOV) – A crash during the Monday morning rush blocked part of Interstate 64 for more than two hours.
 
Illinois State Police had to close two lanes of I-64 just west of Highway 159 around 6:30 a.m. after a car rear-ended a tractor-trailer.
 
Authorities say the tractor-trailer was having an air brake problem on its trailer and had pulled onto the shoulder. The truck driver had the truck’s hazard lights on.
 
The driver of the car was in the far left lane of westbound I-64 when she suddenly swerved across the middle and far right lane, and onto the right shoulder. That’s when her car hit the back of the tractor-trailer.
 
The driver of the car was taken to a nearby hospital in serious condition.
 
Authorities say she could not remember why she swerved across the lanes and onto the shoulder.
 
The driver of the tractor trailer was not hurt.

 

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