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Six injured in two crashes on 255 near East St. Louis

6 injured after two crashes on Interstate 255

Two crashes on southbound Interstate 255 on Sunday sent six to the hospital with injuries.
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Two crashes on southbound Interstate 255 on Sunday sent six to the hospital with injuries.

Two crashes involving multiple vehicles on southbound Interstate 255 sent six people to the hospital with injuries Sunday afternoon.

At about 3:30 p.m., black Nissan driving northbound on I-255 veered off the road, hit the guardrail and rolled over into the median, said Illinois State Police Sgt. Devin Watts. Two cars stopped to help and call 911 after the Nissan's crash, when a semi trailer carrying cars rear-ended a white pickup truck carrying a camper and another car.

The Nissan driver has serious, but not life-threatening injuries, Watts said. A woman and two kids from one of the cars involved were injured, as were two others. Six people total were injured in the crashes.

Police said none the injuries were life-threatening. They do not know what caused the Nissan to veer off the road.

Witness Cory Bishop, who had to slam on his brakes to avoid being involved in the crash, said one of the injured women had gotten out of her car and was thrown off the side of the road by the camper.

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