Two people were injured in an accident near St. Elmo on I-70 this morning. Illinois State Police say a vehicle driven by Sirena Cohen, of Springfield, Ohio, with a 14-year-old passenger from St. Louis, Missouri, was traveling westbound near milepost 75.5 in the passing lane. A witness said her vehicle veered into the driving lane striking an unknown tractor-trailer in the rear driver side of the trailer. Cohen’s vehicle went off the
roadway and into the center median traveling up the eastbound side of
median and back to the westbound side where it overturned landing on its
tires facing eastbound. Both Cohen and her passenger suffered injuries. The driver was flown by ARCH to Springfield Memorial and the passenger was flown by ARCH to Cardinal Glennon in St. Louis. The accident remains under investigation.