2-vehicle crash on I-57 NB in Franklin Co., IL - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

2-vehicle crash on I-57 NB in Franklin Co., IL

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

One person had minor injuries after a two-vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 57 in Franklin County, Illinois on Thursday, August 24.

According to Illinois State Police, at around 12:33 p.m., 2005 Freightliner in a 5-axle combination and a 2015 Jeep Renegade were going northbound on I-57 at mile post 72 with the semi truck in the right lane and the Jeep in the left lane, slightly behind the semi.

Troopers say the left front tire of the semi truck blew out with the tire tread separating. This caused the headlight assembly and a portion of the front bumper of the semi truck to become dislodged from the vehicle and hit the Jeep on the right passenger side.

Due to the blown tire, the semi drove through the median and came to a rest in the left southbound lane of I-57. The Jeep came to a rest in the median.

The left southbound lane of I-57 was closed for about one hour and the left northbound lane was closed for about 15 minutes, both for crash investigation and scene clean up.

The driver of the semi truck, 54-year-old Roberto Hernandez-Cedeno, of Lehigh Acres, Fla., was cited for improper lane usage.

He and the driver of the Jeep, 22-year-old Joshua J. Forte, of Flint, Mich., were not injured.

A passenger in the Jeep, 51-year-old Angela L. Forte, of Flint, Mich., was taken by ambulance to an area hospital with minor injuries.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Police: father killed 5-year-old son, buried him in backyard

    Police: father killed 5-year-old son, buried him in backyard

    Friday, February 23 2018 5:09 AM EST2018-02-23 10:09:31 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 5:09 AM EST2018-02-23 10:09:31 GMT
    Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard. (Source: WGCL/CNN)Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard. (Source: WGCL/CNN)

    Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard.

    Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard.

  • 'Heartbroken' Kenworthy visits South Korean dog meat farm

    'Heartbroken' Kenworthy visits South Korean dog meat farm

    Friday, February 23 2018 3:05 AM EST2018-02-23 08:05:09 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 3:08 PM EST2018-02-23 20:08:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, photo, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, left, and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas watch dogs in cages at a dog meat farm in Siheung, South Korea. Kenworthy saved five stray dogs during the S...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, photo, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, left, and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas watch dogs in cages at a dog meat farm in Siheung, South Korea. Kenworthy saved five stray dogs during the S...

    The Associated Press joined American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy on a tour of a Korean dog meat farm that's about to be shuttered by the Humane Society International.

    The Associated Press joined American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy on a tour of a Korean dog meat farm that's about to be shuttered by the Humane Society International.

  • #ArmMeWith: Teachers tell Trump what they really need instead of guns

    #ArmMeWith: Teachers tell Trump what they really need instead of guns

    Friday, February 23 2018 1:25 PM EST2018-02-23 18:25:23 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 1:36 PM EST2018-02-23 18:36:50 GMT

    Teachers respond to President Trump with #ArmMeWith hashtag.

    Teachers respond to President Trump with #ArmMeWith hashtag.

Powered by Frankly