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Tonica Volunteer Fire Department

Two-vehicle accident

• At 5:11 p.m. May 29, the Tonica Volunteer Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of East Third Road and North 17th Road. Emergency personnel found two vehicles on their wheels, but off the road and with air bag deployment. Both vehicles had extensive damage, but no extrication was needed. Putnam County EMS was called for mutual aid because of there being two patients with injuries. Both were transported to IVCH. The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

Rollover accident
• At 6:03 p.m. on May 30, Tonica Fire Rescue was called to a motor vehicle rollover accident on I-39, south of Route 71, at approximately mile marker 51. Emergency personnel found one vehicle upside down and it had rolled over multiple times. The two occupants had been removed from the vehicle before emergency personnel arrived. Oglesby Fire and Ambulance was also called out as Mutual Aid. The driver and passenger of the vehicle were transported to IVCH by Tonica Fire Department Ambulance and Oglesby Ambulance. Emergency personnel also determined there was a semi truck involved in the incident. The semi had only minor damage, and the driver refused transport to a hospital. The state police investigated the accident and assisted with traffic control.

 

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