5 escape watery ditch in rollover crash near Posen

Tribune reporter

Five people were injured this morning when they escaped a vehicle that landed in a watery ditch near Posen.

The rollover crash happened about 5:15 a.m. on Interstate Highway 57 near mile marker 349 outside of south suburban Posen, according to Illinois State Police.

According to preliminary reports, the vehicle rolled over in the northbound lanes and landed in a ditch on the right side of the road, police said.

The occupants were able to escape by climbing through the vehicle's windows, police said.

Five people were taken to an area hospital but their injuries were thought to be non-life threatening. Police said they were being observed for hypothermia.


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