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 width=The Illinois State Police responded to a one vehicle accident in Sangamon County earlier this week.

According to the accident report, a vehicle driven by Ryan L. Ring of Decatur was traveling Interstate 72 east bound at mile post 117. Ring lost control of the pickup truck and drove off the left side of the roadway into the center grass median. While skidding in the center grass median, the passenger side of Ring’s vehicle struck the metal guardrail. The bed of the pickup truck was loaded with landscaping construction materials which spilled on Interstate 72.

Interstate 72 east bound had partial lane closures for more than three hours while IDOT cleaned the debris. Both occupants of the pickup were transported to a Springfield hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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