SUV Crash on I-39; Lifeflight Called

8/26/18 – A Helicopter lands on I-39 after a serious vehicle crash Sunday afternoon – Studstill Media Photo

MENDOTA- An SUV belonging to an out of state family collided with a guardrail Sunday afternoon on I-39 near Mendota.  Around 3:30 p.m. Fire and EMS from multiple area departments were called to the scene between the Mendota and Troy Grove exits in the northbound lanes.   According to rescue personnel, seven occupants of the SUV were given medical treatment, and a Lifeflight Helicopter was called to the scene transporting one to a Rockford hospital.  There is no word on the victims individual conditions and the lanes were fully open after two hours.   Along with Mendota and Troy Grove, units from Oglesby, Utica, Peru, 10/33 and Earlville helped assist at the scene and covering other stations.