Three injured in I-57 crash

JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL. (WJPF) – Three people have been injured in crash on Interstate 57 in Jefferson County.

It happened just at approximately 9:05 PM Wednesday in the northbound lanes near milepost 97.

According to State Police, 71-year-old Robert Bell of Vandalia was on the shoulder facing the wrong way. Police say he attempted to merge into the right lane and turn around, but was hit, by another vehicle driven by 74-year-old Thomas Deien of Centralia.

Deien and a passenger in his vehicle suffered major injuries. Bell suffered minor injuries.

State Police say charges are pending.