UPDATE: Police say wrong-way driver causes head-on crash on I-39 near Minonk

Published: Sep. 19, 2023 at 10:05 PM CDT
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UPDATE 10:30 P.M. - Authorities said a sport utility vehicle going the wrong way on Interstate 39 in Woodford County crashed head-on with a semi Tuesday night, according to police.

The crash was reported about 9:10 p.m. just south of Minonk. Illinois State Police said the northbound vehicle crossed into the southbound lanes. State Police said at least one person was taken to a local hospital, but a condition report was not available.

All southbound lanes of I-39 are closed so police can investigate the crash and clear the wreckage.

WOODFORD COUNTY (25News Now) - A crash Tuesday evening on Interstate 39 near Minonk in Woodford County has closed down traffic in both directions, according to a police dispatcher.

The dispatcher urged the public to stay away from the area.

No other details are available.

This story will be updated.