A Belleville woman was seriously injured after her car crashed into a tractor trailer early Friday morning at the Interstate 64 and Illinois 4 interchange.
Candice Kehoe, 33, was flown by helicopter to Saint Louis University Hospital after her 2016 Nissan Versa collided with the semi, according to police.
Witnesses reported that the semi, hauling a refrigerated trailer, stopped at the intersection from the westbound exit off I-64 onto Illinois 4 at about 7:20 a.m., according to Lt. Kevin McGinnis, of the Mascoutah Police Department.
The tractor-trailer’s driver, St. Louis resident Hamdija Efendic, then pulled out onto the road, and Kehoe hit the trailer with her Nissan Versa and went underneath the trailer, McGinnis said.
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Kehoe was conscious and talking at the scene, police said.
Efendic was cited for failure to yield at a stop intersection.
The crash at Illinois 4 and I-64 jammed traffic along the state route but not the interstate for about an hour, Mascoutah police said. All lanes were reopened by about 8:30 a.m.