Three people were injured in a three semi accident that occurred at 2:15 am on Wednesday morning on I-57N/B in Effingham County.
According to a report from the Illinois State Police, two semis being driven by 37 year old, Heather Waingrow, of Hiawatha, Iowa and 45 year old, Ana Arias, of El Paso, Texas were parked on the N/B I-57 off ramp at mile post 145. 53 year old, Timothy Cockrell, of Olive Branch, Mississippi exited the interstate into the ramp and ran off the road to the left side. Losing control, Cockrell crossed the road and struck Waingrow’s semi. Cockrell then left the road the right and went into the ditch. He then traveled through the ditch, exited the ditch, and struck Arias’ semi. All three individuals were taken to HSHS St Anthony’s Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Charges are pending.