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1 hospitalized after head-on crash with semi on I-74

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BLOOMINGTON TOWNSHIP — Illinois State Police said one person was hurt early Sunday morning after driving the wrong way down Interstate 74 and crashing into a semi-truck.

A crash report provided to The Pantagraph by Trooper Josh Korando said officers responded to the collision at 3:49 a.m. Sunday on I-74 near U.S Route 51. That's just south of Bloomington.

A vehicle was going eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-74, the report said, and hit the semi-truck head-on.

The trooper's report said the wrong-way driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, and the truck driver was not hurt.

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ISP said the westbound lanes of I-74 were closed until 6:40 a.m. Sunday for the crash investigation.

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No further information was immediately available.

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Contact Brendan Denison at (309) 820-3238. Follow Brendan Denison on Twitter: @BrendanDenison

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