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ISP Reports Two-Vehicle Personal Injury Crash Involving Alcohol

Illinois State Police District 9 reports a two-vehicle crash involving alcohol with minor injuries. 


Sunday evening approximately 5:15 p.m. 50 year-old Bruce Costello from Carrolton followed 43-year-old Jeffery Ekena from Washington, IL on Interstate 55 heading north. 


At milepost 98, Ekena noticed an active crash scene and pulled to the right shoulder to assist. Costello failed to slow and struck the rear of Ekena’s vehicle. 


The collision pushed Ekena’s vehicle off the road, striking a concrete barrier and rolled over. Paramedics transported Ekena and an 8-year-old passenger to an area hospital to treat minor injuries. 


ISP cited Costello for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and following too closely. 

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