Fire Truck Rolls In Overnight Crash; Other Driver Cited For DUI

Aug 14, 2020

An overnight crash caused a Peoria Fire engine to roll over–and resulted in a DUI for the driver of the second vehicle.

News releases from Illinois State Police and the Peoria Fire Department state the accident happened after 1 a.m. Friday near the North Peoria intersection of Wilhelm and Allen roads.

The fire engine was returning from a call when it was struck by a Dodge truck. The collision closed the intersection for more than four hours. The three firefighters and the truck driver suffered minor injuries.

State Police cited the driver of the Dodge with multiple violations, including driving under the influence, operating an electronic device while driving, and disobeying traffic signals.

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