One Taken To Hospital Following Accident On I-55

District 18 Illinois State Police are investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred at 4:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve on I-55 northbound at mile post 46.

A white GMC was traveling northbound when the vehicle left the roadway to the right side. The vehicle then travelled up the embankment and struck the underside of an overpass.

The driver, 27 year old Patrick Zalesiak, of Normal, IL, refused medical treatment on scene and the passenger, 27 year old Stephanie Miniex, of St. Louis, was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield by Gillespie-Benld Ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

I-55 was down to one lane for approximately 30 minutes at the scene of the crash. No citations have been issued.

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