Two-Vehicle Crash Monday in Union County Stalls Traffic

ANNA – A two-vehicle crash stalled traffic on I-57 in Union County Monday afternoon.

According to Illinois State Police, 87-year-old Hubert L. Schauer of Anna was driving his car south on I-57 just after 3 p.m. as a semi and trailer driven by 65-year-old William B. McLaren of West Frankfort was traveling north in the same location.

Schauer stated that McLaren cut him off, causing him to enter the median and cross into the northbound lanes of I-57 at milepost 36. McLaren swerved to miss the vehicle but was unable to avoid Schauer striking the vehicle on the front passenger side.

No injures were reported. No charges were filed.

All lanes reopened around 4:15 p.m.