Two people were hurt in an accident Thursday morning on I-72 west of Springfield.
An earlier accident at the Alexander exit caused a backup. Illinois State Police say a truck failed to stop in time for the back up and slammed into the back of another car. That car slammed into an unoccupied Secretary of State police vehicle, that in turn struck a Morgan County Sheriff’s deputy who was assisting with the original accident.
The deputy and the woman driving the car that was initially struck were taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.