17 Year Old Iola Resident Injured in Accident, Friday Night

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17 Year Old Iola Resident Injured in Accident, Friday Night

A 17 year old female from Iola was injured in an accident that occurred on the I-57 Southbound exit ramp at Edgewood.

At approximately 9:30pm on Friday, a Semi truck-trailer had jack knifed across the entire exit ramp, causing traffic to stop and park along the ramp’s shoulder. A pickup truck owned by 46 year old, Fransisco Ruiz, of Toledo, Ohio was parked the shoulder and Ruiz exited the truck. The juvenile from Iola had exited onto the ramp, but due to the icy conditions of the roadway, was unable to stop. She then struck the rear-end of Ruiz’s truck.

The female juvenile was transported to HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital for treatment.

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