The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police Pesotum, District 10
WHAT: Two vehicle DUI crash with lane blockage.
WHERE: I-74 Eastbound MP 212.5.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 3:57 A.M.
VEHICLES: Unit #1- Beige 1994 Mercury Cougar
Unit #2 -White 2006 Freightliner Truck-tractor in combination with a 2006 Wabash Semi-trailer
DRIVER: Unit #1 Cynthia L. Manning, 30, Urbana, IL
Unit #2 Male, Danville, IL
CAUSE: Unit #1 was determined to be DUI and crashed into a guardrail coming to rest in the eastbound roadway.
CONDITIONS: Driver refused medical and was released from the scene.
PRELIMINARY: Unit #1 crashed into a guardrail leaving the vehicle in the middle of the roadway. Unit #2 was traveling eastbound and was unaware of Unit #1’s crash. Unit #2 crashed into Unit #1, causing Unit #2 to run aground into the right ditch and become lodged between the bridge supports. There were reports of injuries. The driver of Unit #1 was later arrested for Driving Under the Influence.
CHARGES: Cynthia L. Manning arrested for Driving Under the Influence.
All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.