Names have been released by the Illinois State Police in the crash that occurred Monday afternoon around 12:34 PM. According to reports from ISP, a Hyundai Sedan driven by a 17-year-old was southbound on Cherokee and failed to yield to an oncoming truck tractor pulling a trailer driven by 44-year-old James Hunter of Pana. The two vehicles collided and both drivers were taken to area hospitals with serious injuries.
The 17-year-old received a failure to yield at an intersection citation. Route 48 was closed from the Nokomis Blacktop to IL-29 for nearly two hours for investigation and then on Tuesday morning as well.