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.)