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Car sliding crashes into semi on I-39, driver and passenger sustain minor injuries

Two people narrowly escaped serious injuries after their vehicle’s front half was pinned to a semi after it slid into the truck.

STERLING, Illinois -- Two people narrowly escaped a car accident without serious injuries after their vehicle's front half was pinned to a semi after it slid into the truck.

According to a press release from the Illinois State Police, the car, which was being driven by a 15-year-old with an older passenger on board, was travelling on Interstate 39 in the morning of Saturday, Jan. 11 next to a semi when the driver lost control due to icy roadway conditions. The car then slid under the semi's trailer and became stuck under it.

Car sliding crashes into semi on I-39, driver and passenger sustain minor injuries

The juvenile driver was cited for operating an uninsured motor vehicle, improper lane usage, no valid registration, and no valid license/permit. The passenger, 41-year-old Fairview Heights resident Kevin Lawrence, was cited for permitting an unauthorized person to drive.