Two Recovering; One Cited in Franklin Co. Wreck

Franklin Co. – Two are recovering after a three vehicle accident in Franklin County yesterday morning. According to a State Police Accident Report, the accident happened at around noon on Northbound Interstate 57 when a semi being driven by Rodolfo Avelar of Federal Way, Washington, failed to slow down to avoid two vehicles that had slowed due to heavy traffic ahead. The semi struck the vehicle of Lauren McPhail of Zieglar causing it to roll multiple times. The semi also struck a vehicle being driven by Douglas Borders of East St. Louis. McPhail was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries, as was a passenger in Borders’ vehicle. Avelar was cited with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.