Mendota Construction Zone Crash

Photo Courtesy of Mendota Police Department

A scary crash in an Interstate 39 construction zone led to a Life Flight helicopter being called.

Just before 10 Thursday morning, police and paramedics were told about a crash in Mendota involving a van and two Illinois Department of Transportation trucks.  State troopers say the IDOT crews were doing some road work when a van first hit the dump box of an IDOT truck.  The van continued on, hitting a partially loaded hot asphalt trailer being pulled by a different IDOT truck.

The driver of the van suffered injuries while no construction workers were hurt.  I-39 at the Mendota exit was closed for about three hours after the wreck. 

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