A violent looking crash near Mendota involved a 15-year-old driver.
State troopers were called Saturday morning to northbound Interstate 39 for a car sliding underneath a semi’s trailer. The 15-year-old slid on the icy interstate, leading to the crash. The teen and their 41-year-old passenger, Kevin Lawrence of Fairview Heights were treated for minor injuries.
The young driver was ticketed for driving without insurance along with not having valid registration or a license. Lawrence was ticketed for allowing an underage driver to take the wheel.