A two vehicle personal injury crash involving a fire truck occurred Monday afternoon, February 12th in Vermilion County. Preliminary details from Illinois State Police District 10 indicate a fire truck tanker driven by unit 1, a 40 year old male from Danville, IL was southbound on Illinois Route 1 at Ross Lane responding to a fire with emergency lights and sirens activated. Meanwhile Unit 2, a 77 year old male from Danville, IL was westbound. Unit 2 had a green light, while unit 1 proceeded through the red light and struck unit 2.
The fire truck had a passenger and all three individuals had to be extricated from their vehicles and transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Unit 1 was issued a citation for Disobeyed Traffic Control Device and the crash remains under investigation at this time.