TONICA — At 1:28 p.m. March 10, the Tonica Volunteer Fire Department was called out for a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 39, mile marker 48, with the caller reporting that the vehicle went down a deep ditch.
Upon arrival, emergency personnel found one vehicle off of a ramp at the overpass. There was an initial report of the vehicle smoking. When firefighters arrived, they found that there had not been a fire.
One person who had been in the vehicle refused transport to a hospital. No extrication was needed.
The Illinois State Police investigated the accident.
Tonica firefighters cleared the scene in about 45 minutes.