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MANTENO — A two-vehicle on Interstate 57 in Kankakee County resulted in five people suffering injuries and the arrest of the driver of one of the vehicles involved on Monday.

Illinois State Police District 21 said the crash occurred on I-57 at mile marker 322 at 2:51 p.m. A preliminary investigation indicates a 2000 Nissan and 2007 Chevrolet were traveling south on I- 57 in the left lane.

The Nissan was operated by Zbigniew Krzeckowski, 39, of St. Anne, and was traveling behind the Chevrolet and struck it in the rear, according to police.

The impact sent the Chevrolet off the road where it overturned.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Doris Connelly, 38, of Portage, Ind., and her four passengers, children between the ages of 11 and 17, were transported to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries.

Krzeckowski was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, following too closely, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

Connelly was issued a ticket for operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

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