I-57 Crash Sends One To Hospital

(MT. VERNON, IL) — A two-vehicle crash Friday morning on northbound I-57 in Jefferson County sent one person to the hospital. Illinois State Police say just after 9:30, 44-year-old Matthew J. Strauss of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, was approaching an International straight truck, driven by 50-year-old Brian L. Fuller of Cumming, Georgia, when he failed to slow down upon approaching Fuller’s truck and struck it in the rear at milepost 105 just north of Dix. Strauss’ vehicle came to rest in the median after striking the truck. Strauss suffered incapacitating injuries and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Fuller was not hurt. Strauss was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.