Two Injured In I-70 Crash


The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 12

WHAT: Personal Injury Crash

WHERE: I-70 Eastbound @ milepost 126 (Cumberland County)

WHEN: 09/21/18 8:37 AM

VEHICLES: Unit 1 – Unknown Unit 2 – 2005 Silver Dodge Ram Pickup DRIVER: Unit 1 Driver – Unknown Unit 2 Driver – James W. Pyant, 65, Florissant, MO. PASSENGERS: Unit 2 Passenger – Jonathan R. Cook, 36, Hazelwood, MO.

CHARGES: Pending Investigation

TRANSPORTS: Driver and passenger of Unit 2 were transported via ambulance to Terra Haute Regional hospital in Indiana.

PRELIMINARY: Preliminary investigative details indicate Unit 2 was travelling Eastbound on I-70 near milepost 126. The driver of Unit 2 stated an unidentified truck-tractor semi-trailer entered the right lane that Unit 2 was occupying. Unit 1 struck Unit 2 causing a roll over crash. Unit #1 did not stop and left the scene of the crash.