Two California Residents Injured in Crash on I-70 in Fayette County

Two California Residents Injured in Crash on I-70 in Fayette County

FAYETTE COUNTY — Two people from California were injured in a one vehicle crash Thursday on Interstate 70 in Fayette County.

The crash occurred at 10:40 am on I-70 at the 53 mile marker in western Fayette County.

Illinois State Police reports a Freightliner Truck Tractor being operated by 26 year old Jossie A. Carranza Barrios of Norwalk, California was traveling east bound on I-70 in the right lane of traffic.

Barrios was reportedly negotiating a curve when the front passenger side steer tire blew out. The truck tractor then left the roadway to the right, continued down an embankment and impacted a ditch before coming to rest upright.

Both Barrios and his 53-year-old passenger Rafael G. Santos of Huntington Beach, California were transported to Fayette County Hospital for treatment of injuries.