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Crash involving semi sends 2 kids to hospital

Brown County, IL -

A three-vehicle crash just outside of Mt. Sterling Thursday afternoon sent two people to the hospital, according to Mt. Sterling Fire Chief Brian Gallaher.

Gallaher said it happened around 3:30 p.m. on U.S. 24 right by the Ginger subdivision about a mile outside Mt. Sterling.

Illinois State Police say the 16-year-old driver was headed east on Highway 24, went to turn and a semi didn't slow down and rear-ended the car, forcing the vehicle into oncoming traffic where it collided with a pickup truck.

The 16-year-old driver was taken to Blessing Hospital with serious injuries. His passenger, a 12-year-old girl, was airlifted to Blessing with serious injuries, according to police.

ISP also said the semi driver was cited for failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.



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