State police say a 89-year-old Springfield man driving the wrong way on Interstate 72 led to a three-vehicle crash that sent him and another driver to the hospital.
Police reports say the elderly driver’s minivan entered the westbound lanes of I-72 traveling eastbound at the MacArthur Boulevard exit. An approaching station wagon could not avoid him and struck him head-on. A third vehicle then hit the wreckage of the first two.
The elderly man and the second driver… a 45-year-old Litchfield woman… were taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. The wreck closed the westbound lanes of I-72 for about two hours. Charges are pending.