“Wrong-Way Driver” Crash On I-80 Near Minooka

There was a crash on I-80 near Minooka early Sunday morning (January 29, 2017) involving a car traveling in the wrong direction.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), this “wrong-way driver” crash happened as the driver of a 2003 Ford Focus was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-80.  At 3:07 a.m., the car crashed “head-on” with a semi truck about two miles east of Ridge Road.

The driver of the car was critically injured during the crash, and was flown to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove for medical treatment of her accident injuries.

The driver of the semi truck was not injured during the crash.

An excerpt from the January 29, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Woman charged with DUI after wrong-way crash on I-80” with regard to the driver of the car:

Breanna Simmons, 27, was charged with DUI and improper lane usage, according to Illinois State Police.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this “wrong-way driver” crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above, as well as the January 29 CBS Chicago article titled “Woman Critically Injured In I-80 Wrong-Way Crash Near Minooka.”


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