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.
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Eatbound traffic was slowed with one lane blocked for about an hour.
State police received assistance on scene from the O’Fallon Police Department.