Editor’s note: This article previously listed 6:30 p.m. as the approximate time this crash occurred, reflecting information provided by the Illinois State Police. State Police have since revised the crash time to 4:41 p.m.

Update 12:20 p.m. on Dec. 7

Illinois State Police added that one of the vehicles involved in the crash was towing cattle in a trailer. Staff from the Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine were dispatched to the scene to assist in treating the cows, but could not comment on their condition.


Update 8:10am on Dec. 7

Photo courtesy of Jenessa Janssen

Illinois State Police have released more details on the crash that occurred around 4:41 p.m. on I-74 eastbound near Tilton.

Officials said District 10 Troopers responded to the single-vehicle crash. They reported that a semi-trailer exited off the interstate, striking the median cable barrier and overturning onto the driver side.

The eastbound lane was closed and reopened around 11 p.m.

Police stated that the driver refused medical treatment on scene.

No additional information was provided.


TILTON, Ill. (WCIA) — The Illinois State Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash on I-74 at milepost 212 about 1.5 miles west of Tilton.

ISP said only one lane of eastbound traffic is open to public traffic, and recovery options require the left westbound lane to be blocked.

ISP advises everyone to use caution when traveling in the area and to seek an alternate route. They are also advising to not stop or slow down near the scene to take photos or video.

This is a developing story.