A traffic crash along I-74, eastbound, at milepost 189 in Champaign County Wednesday, March 14th leaves two with serious injuries. Preliminary details from Illinois State Police District 10 indicate Unit 1, a 22 year old female of Chicago, IL was eastbound and stopped in the left lane of the roadway. Unit 1 was backed up to take the turn-around designated for authorized vehicles only. Unit 2, a 22 year old female of Georgetown, IL, was traveling east in the same location and was unable to avoid contact with Unit 1, striking the rear of unit 1 causing significant damage.
Both drivers were transported by ambulance to an area hospital with serious injuries. The roadway was blocked for approximately one hour. The driver of unit 1 received citations for Improper Backing and Violation of Minimum Speed Restriction.