WHAT: Personal Injury Traffic Crash
WHERE: I-57 southbound at milepost 237
WHEN: 03/13/2019 12:35 a.m.
VEHICLES: Unit 1- 2008 black Chrysler PT Cruiser
Unit 2- 1997 white Freightliner
DRIVERS: Unit 1- Dawn R Garrelts, 52, Onarga, IL
Unit 2- Eldemire R Berlanga, 38, Mexico
PRELIMINARY: Illinois State Police District 10 are investigating a personal injury traffic crash. Preliminary investigation shows Unit 1 was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I-57 at milepost 237. Unit 2 was traveling southbound on I57 in the left lane at milepost 237. Units 1 and 2 collided head on in the left lane of I-57 at milepost 237. The collision caused heavy damage to both Units. Both drivers sustained injuries that appear Not to be life threatening. Both the drivers were wearing seatbelts.
Charges: The driver of Unit 1 was charged with, Aggravated Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, Improper Lane Usage, and Operating a vehicle with no Insurance.
Transported: Both Drivers were transported to an area hospita