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Two-car crash causes lane restriction on Illinois 161

Two-car accident at Illinois 161 and N County Road in Mascoutah

A two-vehicle car crash on Illinois state Route 161 at North County Road in Mascoutah IL has resulted in a lane closure, restricting traffic to one lane. The accident occurred in Southern Illinois, near St. Louis MO.
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A two-vehicle car crash on Illinois state Route 161 at North County Road in Mascoutah IL has resulted in a lane closure, restricting traffic to one lane. The accident occurred in Southern Illinois, near St. Louis MO.

A two-vehicle crash on Illinois Route 161 restricted traffic to one lane, causing a backup, around 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Mascoutah fire crews were on scene to clean up the accident at the intersection of Illinois 161 and North County Road.

One person was taken to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville for treatment. The injuries were not considered life-threatening.

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