Three people were injured in an accident on Interstate 57 in Edgewood Wednesday.
According to Illinois State Police, a northbound dark blue 2006 Hyundai Sonata, driven by Matthew Johnson, 34, of Holly Springs, Mississippi, was following too closely to a dark blue 2005 Chrysler driven by Alexis West, 30, of Urbana. Johnson struck the rear of the Chrysler at milepost 145, forcing it into a ditch. The accident occurred at 3:12 a.m.
West and passengers Steven Bennett, 48, of Urbana, and Marvin Bennett, 51, of Champaign, were transported to HSHS. St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
Johnson was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and West was charged with no valid insurance.