Franklin County Accident Injures Two Carterville Residents

Franklin County Accident Injures Two Carterville Residents

FRANKLIN COUNTY – Two Carterville residents were injured in a two-vehicle crash on I-57 in Franklin County Saturday afternoon.

According to Illinois State Police, around 5:50 p.m. 47-year-old Michelle L. Halaska of Carterville was driving her SUV south on I-57 at milepost 71 in the left lane passing a pickup truck driven by 39-year-old Cassie Caldwell of Benton Harbor, Michigan when Halaska crossed the center line and side swiped Caldwell’s truck. Halaska’s SUV continued to travel off the roadway into the center median and overturned.

Halaska and her passenger, 20-year-old Kennan J. Williams of Carterville, were both taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. There was no report detailing if Caldwell and her passenger, a 13-year-old girl from Benton Harbor, were injured.

Halaska was cited for Improper Lane Usage. 

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