EFFINGHAM COUNTY, IL-(Effingham Radio)- Two Vandalia residents were injured in an accident that occurred on the I-57 northbound exit ramp on Tuesday.
According to a report from the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred at Exit 160 at 2:27pm.
The report states that a vehicle driven by 58 year old, Prakash L Patel, of Vandalia was stopped on the I-57 northbound exit ramp behind other traffic that was waiting to turn onto Keller Drive.
At that time, a semi tractor trailer driven by 29 year old, Daniel R Leggitt, of Springfield, Arkansas struck the rear of the Patel vehicle.
Patel’s passengers, 39 year old, Matthew A Neuman and 52 year old, Michael D Mace, both of Vandalia, sustained injuries and were taken to HSHS St Anthony’s Memorial Hospital by Abbott EMS.
Leggitt was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.