Four individuals were injured in an accident involving four semis that occurred on I-70 E/B, 2 miles west of Montrose, at 4:01pm on Thursday.
According to a report from the Illinois State Police, 55 year old, Daniel Castillo, of Edcouch, Texas, 61 year old, Dean L McClellan, of Sigel, and 50 year old, Michael Hickman, of Houston, Texas were stopped in traffic due to the construction zone on I-70. 51 year old, Christopher Rogers, of Indianapolis, Indiana was approaching the stopped traffic but didn’t stop before hitting the back of Castillo’s vehicle. The impact caused Castillo to hit McClellan’s vehicle, which in turn caused McClellan to strike Hickman’s vehicle.
McClellan and his passenger, 61 year old, George W Sehi, of Sigel became entrapped in the vehicle and were rescued by emergency crews. McClellan, Sehi, Rogers, and Hickman were all taken to HSHS St Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham for treatment. Rogers was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and operating a vehicle while wearing a headset. McClellan was cited for illegal transportation of alcohol.