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Semi overturns, shuts down I-57 in Jefferson County for several hours

(Source: KFVS) (Source: KFVS)
JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

A driver of a semi truck flipped their vehicle causing the interstate to close.

Edwin E. Nafziger, 66, of Archbold, OH was driving Westbound on I-64 at the interchange of I-57 in Jefferson County, IL at 11:48 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2017.

The Illinois State Police said when Nafziger crossed the bridge, he sideswiped a guardrail and a bridge support and overturned.

Pieces of the semi truck fell onto another vehicle that was traveling southbound on I-57.

The interstate was closed for about three hours.

Nafziger was cited for being in the improper lane and was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. 

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