Wrong-way driver causes early morning crash near Pontoon Beach - KMOV.com

Wrong-way driver causes early morning crash near Pontoon Beach

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The head-on crash occurred just south of Interstate 270 around 1:10 a.m. The head-on crash occurred just south of Interstate 270 around 1:10 a.m.

PONTOON BEACH, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A wrong-way driver on Interstate 255 smashed into a semi tanker, forcing it to overturn, near Pontoon Beach Friday morning, police said.

The head-on crash occurred just south of Interstate 270 around 1:10 a.m.

Following the collision, the semi-tanker overturned and blocked all lanes of the roadway. The tanker was empty, but Hazmat crews were called to the scene for safety reasons.

The driver of the car, described as a woman in her 20’s, was flown by Arch Helicopter to a St. Louis-area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the tanker was also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police told News 4 the woman who caused the wreck may have been under the influence of alcohol.

All lanes of Interstate 255 reopened just before 4 a.m.

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