An Illinois State Police vehicle was rear-ended in a multiple-vehicle accident shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday near O’Fallon.
The accident occurred on I-64 East between two O’Fallon exits. An on-scene officer confirmed that one state police vehicle was struck. Authorities did not release further details of the incident.
Two other cars were damaged in the accident. A red sedan with an Arkansas plate veered off the interstate and sustained front-end damage. The other car, a lighter colored sedan with an Illinois plate, had back-end damage. All three vehicles were towed from the scene.
As of Thursday night, it was unclear whether any injuries were reported.
Eatbound traffic was slowed with one lane blocked for about an hour.
State police received assistance on scene from the O’Fallon Police Department.