Crash involving three vehicles temporarily shuts down Illinois 5

CARBON CLIFF, Illinois — A crash involving three vehicles on Highway 5 temporarily closed down northbound traffic near Barstow Road.

The crash happened Wednesday, October 10, just before 8 a.m. and involved a semi and two other vehicles.  Northbound traffic was stopped for nearly an hour.  Southbound traffic was moving slowly.

An officer on scene said weather was the primary factor, not speed. A series of slow-moving storms in the area has created wide-spread flash flood and flood warnings.

According to a spokesperson with the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department, one northbound vehicle hydroplaned, leading to the crash.

There were no citations issued and no serious injuries to report.

(Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that a driver was cited. There were no citations issued.)

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.