MARSHALL, Ill. (WCIA) — State law enforcement officials said a woman died after her car crashed into another vehicle while merging onto I-70 near Marshall.
A press release from Illinois State Police said a maroon Pontiac Grand Prix driven by 47-year-old Jennifer Jines, of Kansas, Illinois, was merging into traffic on eastbound I-70 from Illinois Route 1 when it lost control for “unknown reasons.” The car then spun in front of a blue 2015 Volvo semi-truck that was being driven by Enrique DeJesus, 53, of Miami.
Police said DeJesus was unable to avoid crashing into Jines. His semi-truck struck the car’s driver’s side door and then pushed it into the median before both vehicles stopped.
Troopers said Jines was pronounced dead on-scene by the Clark County Coroner.
DeJesus was not hurt during the crash.
Illinois State Police continue their investigation of the crash. Westbound I-70 was limited to just one lane of travel for about four hours after the incident.
ORIGINAL STORY: MARSHALL, Ill. (WCIA) — State law enforcement officials are on the scene of a two-car crash with serious injuries on eastbound I-70 near Marshall.
Illinois State Police say traffic is slowing down in each direction on I-70, but is still flowing. They say the collision was reported just after 10 a.m. Wednesday.
This is a developing story and will be updated with more information when available.