Serious Crash Diverts Some I-74 Traffic

Serious Crash Diverts Some I-74 Traffic

>>>THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED AND TRAFFIC IS MOVING NORMALLY IN THAT AREA.  SEE THE UPDATED STORY. <<<

Eastbound traffic along Interstate 74 was being diverted off the highway at the Lynch Road exit on Danville’s east side early Saturday evening (July 27, 2019).  It was being detoured to US Route 136 because of a serious accident just across the state line in Indiana involving three semi tractor trailers and another vehicle.

The crash occurred at mid-afternoon Saturday and left multiple injuries.   Emergency personnel from several agencies responded to the scene to handle the injured and divert traffic around the crash.

No westbound traffic was being allowed on Interstate 74 at Indiana route 63 (as of early Saturday evening).  And as the traffic was sent north along route 63 traffic was backing up along that highway leading up to the US 136 intersection.

Illinois and Indiana State Police and sheriff’s deputies who are handling the traffic are urging motorists to use extreme caution in that area.