Accident in Illinois Spills Cash All Over Highway
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.