Metro-East News

Crash injures two on Illinois 15 in Belleville

Two people were taken to the hospital Monday morning after a two-vehicle crash on Illinois 15 near 74th Street in Belleville.

Belleville firefighters and emergency responders arrived at the scene around 8:15 a.m. Battalion Chief Rick Wangelin said two vehicles were involved in the crash. Wangelin said the engine compartment of one of the vehicles caught fire after the crash.

The driver of that vehicle was able to escape prior the fire department’s arrival, Wangelin said. The driver of the other vehicle was trapped in the vehicle and needed to be extracted. Wangelin said both people who were taken to the hospital had minor injuries.