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Two juveniles hospitalized after crash involving a semi-truck

Two juveniles hospitalized after crash involving a semi-truck

Two juveniles were sent to the hospital after their vehicle was rear ended by a semi-truck.

The crash happened just after 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon on US 24 1 miles east of Mt. Sterling, Illinois.

According to the Illinois State Police, the driver of the semi-truck failed to reduce his speed when the juveniles' vehicle slowed down to make a turn.

The vehicle was sent into oncoming traffic and struck by a 3rd vehicle.

A 16-year old male and a 12 year old female, both from Mt. Sterling, were taken to Blessing Hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the semi-truck was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident

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