Man Faces DUI, Drug Charges After Wreck

Union County, Ill. – A man from Cleveland, Ohio is charged with driving under the influence and possession of cocaine charges after a crash off Interstate 57.

Illinois State Police say the crash occurred on North Lick Creek Road around 5:28 a.m. Thursday. 61-year-old Melvin Brown was ejected from the truck and an unnamed passenger was also seriously injured. Both were taken to a local hospital.

Brown was pulling a 53-foot van trailer with his 2001 Freightliner Truck Tractor when he crashed.