UPDATE: Driver in Friday night I-74 crash issued DUI

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UPDATE (March 6, 9:50 a.m.): The name of the driver who crashed on I-74 Friday, March 5, has been released.

Matthew J. Stevens, 36, of Gilson was driving westbound on I-74 near Brimfield when he veered off the road, struck the guardrail and his vehichle was overturned.

All east and westbound lanes were shut down for approximately 45 minutes, according to a press release from the Illinois State Police.

Stevens was later charged with driving under the influence and improper lane usage.


UPDATE (9:00 p.m.): Emergency Vehicles have cleared the accident, and traffic has returned to normal.


BRIMFIELD, Ill. (WMBD) — Part of I-74 was closed due to a rollover crash Friday, March 5.

According to Peoria County Authorities, both East and Westbound lanes of I-74 are blocked near mile marker 75 due to a rollover crash.

Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area.

This story will be updated.

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