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Crash closes lane of interstate near Salem

What to do if you’ve been in a car accident

Be prepared when you hit the road. Here are some quick tips on what to do if you are in a car accident.
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Be prepared when you hit the road. Here are some quick tips on what to do if you are in a car accident.

A multi-vehicle crash closed the right northbound lane of Interstate 57 for several hours Wednesday morning.

Illinois State Police Master Sergeant Shad Payne estimate the lane closure, about seven miles north of Salem, would last about four hours.

Payne did not release additional information about the crash.

He did advise drivers to proceed with caution.

Belleville News-Democrat news editor Dana Rieck was selected as Editor and Publisher’s “25 Under 35 Newspaper Leaders” for 2018 and works with the Online News Association in St. Louis. She attended Colorado State University and grew up in Loveland, Colorado.
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