I-39 Crash

Picture from the Illinois State Police

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. 

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