Accident in Illinois Spills Cash All Over Highway

January 24, 2018 Updated: January 24, 2018

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but sometimes it can be found on the ground.

That was the case on Tuesday, Jan. 23, when a highway in Illinois was closed for about an hour as people picked up cash that had been spilled during an accident.

The driver of a black car heading east on I-74 near Mahomet, Illinois, lost control and crashed into a guardrail. The vehicle then spun out of control and crashed into a Chevrolet Silverado with a flatbed trailer shortly after 11:30 a.m., The News-Gazette reports.

Both cars ended up in the median, and another vehicle, a Ford SUV, swerved to avoid them and ended up hitting a guardrail.

The black vehicle was carrying cash for a video-gambling terminal company and during the crash, the cash spilled all over the highway, state police said.

The driver of the Ford SUV was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the black passenger car was charged with driving too fast for conditions, and the driver of the Ford SUV was charged with driving on a revoked license and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.


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