Driver injured, cited after log truck crash in Pope County

Driver injured, cited after log truck crash in Pope County

POPE COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - The driver of a log truck was injured and cited for multiple offenses after a crash in Pope County Thursday evening.

According to Illinois State Police, 58-year-old Randy L. Payton of Raleigh, Illinois was driving north on the Bay City Blacktop around 6 p.m. when he lost control and overturned at the intersection of Azotus Road.

Payton was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

As a result of the crash, Payton was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane usage and improper operation of a commercial motor vehicle.

The investigation continues by ISP.

Pope County Sheriff's Office, Pope County EMS and ISP Troopers all responded to the scene.


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