Metro-East News

Roll-over crash near New Athens traps passengers


A roll-over crash on Illinois 13 and Schneider Road trapped passengers in a vehicle Thursday morning, according to the St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency.

A medical helicopter was requested shortly after the crash occurred, around 8:30 a.m. Two vehicles had crashed head-on into one another, Illinois State Police Trooper Calvin Dye Jr. said.

New Athens Fire Department and ambulance personnel worked to extricate the passengers with the help of Lenzburg and Marissa fire departments.

The passengers’ injuries were not considered life-threatening, Dye said.