MARTINSVILLE -- A four-truck accident on Interstate 70 in Clark County Monday evening included a driver from Mattoon, who was one of two drivers who needed medical attention.

Danielia A. Kimball, 54, of Mattoon was also cited for improper lane use after the accident near Martinsville at 7:20 p.m. Monday, according to a news release from Illinois State Police.

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The release said Kimball's tractor-trailer was westbound when it went off the road, crossed the median and sideswiped the tractor trailer driven by Eldar Beganovic of St. Louis.

Beganovic's truck went into a ditch while Kimball's overturned in the eastbound lanes, the release said.

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The tractor-trailer driven by Kennedy Kiarie of Cherry Valley, Massachusetts, then went into the median when Kiarie tried avoid Kimball's truck, according to the release.

The fourth tractor-trailer, driven by Malcolm T. Smith of Lithonia, Georgia, hit Kimball's truck, it said.

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The release said Kimball was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, but a Carle representative said no information was available on her condition. The release also said Smith was taken to Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

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Dave Fopay is a reporter for the JG-TC who covers Coles County, the local court system, Charleston schools and more.

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