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UPDATE: Roanoke man cited in U.S. 24 accident in Washington

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UPDATE: An 18-year-old Roanoke man faces multiple citations after a two-vehicle accident backed up traffic for about an hour on U.S. Route 24 in Washington Tuesday afternoon.

Police said a white 1995 Dodge Dakota pickup truck driven by Jacob Tyson of Roanoke was heading westbound on U.S. 24 when he began to turn left onto Grange Road when he allegedly passed in front of a blue 2015 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by 29-year-old Jacob Parr of Metamora heading eastbound on U.S. 24.

The two vehicles collided. U.S. 24 at Grange was closed temporarily. Parr was taken to the hospital. The road was cleared by 5:20 p.m.

The Illinois State Police cited Tyson for failure to yield when turning left and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. 


The Illinois State Police have released the names of the drivers involved in a two-vehicle accident late Tuesday afternoon in Washington.

An ISP spokesperson says 18 year old Jacob Tyson was driving westbound on U.S. 24 when he tried to turn on Grange Road, but turned in the path of 29 year old Jacob Parr who was headed eastbound.

Parr was taken to Unity Point Health Methodist with what are described as minor injuries.

The accident happened a little after 4 P.M. and tied in the Eastbound lanes of U.S. 24 for almost an hour.

There's no word yet on whether either of the drivers are facing any citations.

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