Two were injured in a truck collision on I-57, one mile south of Rt. 161, early Friday morning. Both vehicles were southbound on I-57.
30-year-old David L. Shamely, of Marion, was attempting pass a vehicle in the left lane, in his semi-truck, when he struck the rear of a garbage dump-truck driven by 50-year-old Eric L. Greear, of Centralia. Greear’s vehicle skidded to the right into a ditch and Shamely’s caught on fire.
Both drivers were injured in the crash. Shamely was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital, in Centralia, and Greear was transported to Salem Memorial Hospital. Shamely is charged with Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident.
Photo courtesy of ISP Trooper Tammy Welborn