Carbondale woman injured in crash on I-57 near Salem

MARION COUNTY — A 33-year-old Carbondale woman was injured this morning in a two-car crash on Interstate 57 just south of Salem.

According to Illinois State Police, a 2006 Peterbilt semi being driven by 40-year-old Russell Scott Fitzpatrick, of Michigan was traveling northbound in the right lane of the interstate when a 2016 Kia Sportage being driven northbound by Jessica Lynn, of Carbondale  pulled into the left lane to pass the semi.

As Lynn’s Kia was beside the rear tandem of the truck, Fitzpatrick pulled into Lynn’s lane, struck her Kia and forced it into the median.

Lynn was taken from the scene to Salem Township Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Fitzpatrick was cited for improper lane usage.