Watson, IL-(Effingham Radio)- One person was injured in a two vehicle crash on July, 18 2018, at approximately 7:22 AM.
The accident took place on I-57, south bound, around milepost 150 (just south of the Watson/Mason exit).
Preliminary investigative details indicate that a vehicle driven by 27 year old, Cole M. Lake, of Salem, IL was traveling south on Interstate 57 near milepost 150 (Watson/Mason Exit), when he fell asleep behind the wheel.
Lake then struck the rear of a semi driven by 48 year old, Florian Risilia, of Chicago, IL; causing Lake’s vehicle to get stuck under the rear semi-trailer of Risilia.
Lake was transported to the St. Anthony Memorial Hospital for minor injuries and has been released.
Lake was cited for Following Too Closely.
Lake was wearing a seat belt.
All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law