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Springfield Man, 89, Causes Three Vehicle Crash on I-72
Springfield Man, 89, Causes Three Vehicle Crash on I-72

Westbound Interstate 72 between MacArthur Boulevard and the 6th Street split was closed for a couple of hours as Illinois State Police investigated a three vehicle crash.

Police say William Parrish, 89, allegedly entered the interstate eastbound in the westbound lanes and crashed head on into Cheryl Sauerhage, 45, of Litchfield, who couldn’t stop in time. Both were seriously injured. A third vehicle entered the wreck from behind, but the car was driven away from the scene.

The accident happened shortly before 9:00 this morning and the interstate’s westbound lanes were re-opened shortly after 11:00.