Multiple Accidents after Crash that Caused Power Outage in Peru, Illinois
PERU, IL- Newstrib.com writes that after three inches of snow fell in Peru, Illinois on Saturday, January 12, 2019, a series of car accidents took place throughout the region. The crashes caused traffic to slow to a stand still on Illinois Route 80. One accident, which occurred during the morning led to several more because of the traffic congestion.*
Reports indicate that a minivan driven by 35-year-old Isaac Lesmanleft the westbound lanes, traveled through a fence and struck a utility pole at about 10 in the morning. Lesmanwas the only person in the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country when the accident took place.
Lesman was taken to the Illinois Valley Community Hospital where he was treated and later released. Police charged Lesman with improper lane usage.
While the authorities responded to the scene, the traffic was stopped on the interstate. Two crashes involving semis are believed to have been the result of the halted traffic. One crash involved five semi-trucks which crashed into one another In I-80’s westbound lanes.
The crash involving the minivan broke the utility pole and led to three power lines falling onto the road. Power was out until about 4 in the afternoon on Saturday and cause the internetto be down for many businesses in Peru until about 12 p.m. on Sunday.
Police responded to around 12 to 15 crashes on Saturday in La Salle County. As of Sunday, police were still working to catch up with the crash reports.
Most of the crashes involved vehicles sliding from theroadway on the icy pavement. One of the collisions involved a driver fleeing the scene and police are still searching for the driver.
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