Updated: Vehicle that landed in ditch first hit horse trailer

RANTOUL — A vehicle that ended up in an east-side Rantoul ditch Saturday evening struck a horse trailer first, according to village police.

Rantoul police Sgt. Sean Arie said Kaylynn Kruger, 28, of Rossville was eastbound on U.S. 136 near County Road 1750 when her vehicle crossed the center line and struck a westbound horse trailer being pulled by a vehicle driven by Lonnie McLain, 41, of Altoona, Iowa.

McLain said he swerved to the right to avoid the Kruger vehicle but was unsuccessful.

After the collision, Kruger’s vehicle came to rest in the drainage ditch on the north side of U.S. 136.

Kruger was transported to Carle Hospital, Urbana., where a spokeswoman said no information was available on her.

McLain was not injured. Arie said no animals in the horse trailer were injured.

Kruger was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal transportation of liquor and failure to reduce speed.

Rantoul Fire Chief Ken Waters said the accident happened at 6:18 p.m.

Rantoul firefighters responded with two engines, one rescue unit and 15 firefighters. They cleared the scene at 7:30 p.m.





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