UPDATE: DUI charges filed against motorist in crash on U.S. 150 near Danville

UPDATE: DUI charges filed against motorist in crash on U.S. 150 near Danville

UPDATED 4:40 p.m. Sunday

DANVILLE — Police say DUI charges have been filed against a Westville woman involved in a crash involving a state trooper’s squad car.

State police announced that Erika N. Langford, 34, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, operation of a motor vehicle with no insurance, disobeying a traffic control device and possession of open alcohol by a driver.

Langford was behind the wheel of a gray 2005 Ford Escape headed south on Batestown Road about a half mile east of Henning Road, Danville, at 2:50 p.m. Friday when she failed to stop at a stop sign, pulling into the path of a westbound squad car on U.S. 150 driven by an unidentified male state trooper.

The trooper swerved to the left, attempting to avoid Langford, but he was unable to stop in time.
The squad car hit the driver’s side door of Langford’s car with the front of the squad car.

Langford was taken by helicopter to a local hospital, where she was listed in critical condition.

Police said the state trooper was treated at a local hospital and released.

The crash remained under investigation on Sunday.

UPDATED 7 a.m. Saturday:

DANVILLE — An Illinois state trooper and a motorist were hospitalized Friday after a crash on U.S. 150 at Batestown Road west of Danville.

State police said the accident, which happened at 2:50 p.m. Friday, involved a 34-year-old Westville woman who was driving a 2005 Ford Escape south on Batestown Road and a male trooper who was driving his squad car west on U.S. 150.

The woman was taken by helicopter to a local hospital and is in critical condition; the trooper was treated at and released from the hospital.

U.S. 150 was closed for over five hours while investigators did crash-reconstruction work. The crash is still under investigation.

 


 

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UPDATED 8:20 p.m. Friday:

DANVILLE — U.S. 150 is back open near Henning Road after a two-vehicle crash closed it for several hours Friday afternoon, according to state police.

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UPDATED 4:30 p.m.:

DANVILLE — A state trooper was injured in the crash on U.S. 150 at Batestown Road, according to state police.

The crash involved an Illinois State Police squad car and an SUV around 2:50 p.m. Friday, state police said, and the trooper was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A Life Flight helicopter was sent to the scene to transport the driver of the SUV.

Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes, as state police expect the road to be closed for several hours.

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Original story:

DANVILLE — A serious crash has closed U.S. Route 150 in Danville, about a half mile east of Henning Road, according to state police.

Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes, as state police expect the road to be closed for multiple hours.

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