Four Injured in I-57 Accident North of SalemState Police have released details of an accident on I-57 a mile north of Salem that sent four Cobden residents to Salem Township Hospital for treatment Monday morning.
Reports indicate the driver, 33-year-old Eric Carter, fell asleep while traveling southbound and ran off the left side of the highway. After waking up, he overcorrected, crossed both southbound lanes, and went off the right side of the road. As he tried to drive back into the southbound lanes the van rolled several times and wound up on its side in the roadside ditch.
Carter along with three passenger, 37-year-old Vesta Rodriquez, 13-year-old Roswell Poineta, and 11-year-old Carmen Poineta, were all able to get out of the van on their own. All were later transferred to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. State Police say all were wearing their seat belt.
The crash occurred at 5:57 Monday morning.
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