The Labor Day travel weekend came to a difficult end on area roadways Monday.
One accident involved an Illinois State Police trooper. State Police say the trooper had lights and sirens activated when he entered the intersection at South Grand and Dirksen and struck a car driven by a woman from Macon. The trooper’s vehicle overturned.
Both drivers were taken to the hospital for minor injuries. The accident closed the intersection for a couple of hours.
Meanwhile, a three-car accident on Interstate 55 northbound near Lincoln also slowed down holiday traffic Monday afternoon.