By: earniewright | 01-24-2018 | News
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Money Shower: Crash Spills Cash on Busy Highway

A crash involving two vehicles took place on Tuesday leaving cash scattered across Interstate 74 near Mahomet.

Reports from State police revealed that bills were spilled when a driver carrying the money for a company that operates video-gambling terminals lost control of his vehicle and crashed into another. The highway was closed for about an hour as crews cleaned up the cash, Trooper Tracy Lillard said.

The driver, who wasn't identified, was eastbound on I-74 at milepost 176, about 2 miles east of Mahomet, at 11:38 a.m. Tuesday when he lost control of his black passenger car for unknown reasons, struck the right guardrail and spun out of control, hitting a Chevrolet Silverado with a flatbed trailer, Lillard said. Both of these cars ended up in the center median.

The authorities charged the driver of the black passenger car with driving too fast for conditions.

To avoid the crash, another vehicle swerved and struck the right guardrail, Lillard said. That vehicle, a Ford SUV, landed in the right ditch, and the driver was taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, Lillard said.

That driver was charged with driving while their license is revoked and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.

Traffic is being rerouted onto Prairie View Road, and delays are expected for several hours. Holley urged drivers to use caution and seek an alternate route.


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