Two Semis Involved In Accident Near Benton

(BENTON, IL) — Two semis were involved in a crash around 10:30 Tuesday morning on northbound I-57 near Benton. Illinois State Police say both semis were going north when one semi, driven by Roy G. Ward of Wartrace, TN, began to slow down due to traffic congestion near the Benton exit. The other semi, driven by Travis J. Brown of Springfield, MO, failed to slow down and struck Ward’s semi in the rear. Northbound traffic was down to one lane for two hours. Brown was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.