One Injured in Accident on I-57, Tuesday Morning

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One Injured in Accident on I-57, Tuesday Morning

One person was injured in an accident that occurred on Interstate 57, approximately 1017 feet south of Milepost 126.

At 5:45am on Tuesday, 24 year old, Joshua Daugherty, of Kinmundy was traveling in the left lane of I-57 southbound at an accelerated rate of speed. Daugherty left the roadway to the left, crossed over the median and both lanes of traffic on I-57 northbound, into the northbound ditch. Daugherty struck several trees and came to a rest in the ditch. Daugherty was transported to Salem Township Hospital for treatment.

Joshua Daugherty was charged with Improper Lane Usage, Failure to Reduce Speed to avoid an accident, and Reckless Driving.

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