Minor injuries after vehicle rear ends pothole truck

Minor injuries after vehicle rear ends pothole truck

MATTOON — Four people ended up in the hospital Friday when a car rear-ended an Illinois Department of Transportation vehicle that was out patching potholes.

According to an Illinois State Police report, Katherine Williams, 88, of Neoga, was northbound on Interstate 57 as she approached three IDOT trucks in the right lane with flashing arrow boards directing drivers into the left lane.

According to the report, Williams went around the first two trucks but returned to the right lane each time. Her car struck the rear of the third IDOT truck.

Williams and her three passengers, ages 86 to 93, were treated for minor injuries and released from area hospitals. Williams was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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