Salem, Il – Last night at approximately 7:10 p.m., first responders were called to I – 57 southbound after receiving report of a single vehicle accident.
According to a release received today by Illinois State Police District 12 (ISP), Horacio Ortuno, 55, of Cleveland, OH was traveling with Christopher A Ortuno, 29, of Cleveland, OH on I-57 heading south, when the vehicle lost control on the snow covered roadway.
Immediately after losing control, the vehicle went off the road, overturning into a nearby ditch before stopping.
Both were taken to Salem Township Hospital for their injuries.
Immediately after the accident, Horacio was charged with Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid Crash/ Too fast for conditions, and Christopher was charged with Failure to wear Seatbelt.