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Two Injured During I-55 Accident Sunday

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 07:43:34 CST

Two people suffered minor injuries during an automobile crash Sunday morning on Interstate 55 south of Farmersville.

According to the state police, a police vehicle was sitting on the inside shoulder of the northbound lanes with its emergency lights activated when a car, driven by Bailey Neiber of Belvidere, hit the rear end of the police vehicle. Neiber, 19, reportedly lost control of the vehicle while slowing down to approach the scene.

Neiber's vehicle then spun into the lane of traffic and was hit by a car, driven by 25-year-old Hanna Bodrom of Lincolnshire. Neiber was taken to St. John's hospital in Springfield, and Bodrom was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, both sustaining minor injuries.

The incident occurred at 10:48 a.m. Sunday. The northbound lanes were shut down for approximately one hour while the scene was cleared. According to State Police Trooper Jeremy Nairn, Sunday's incident is the eleventh time a state police squad car has been hit since January 1.


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