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Overturned semi blocked I-64 in Washington Co., IL

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An overturned semi in Washington County blocked traffic on Interstate 64.

According to the Illinois State Police, it happened near milepost 53 just after 6 a.m. on Feb. 8.

The overturned semi is blocked the entire eastbound roadway. 

Preliminary crash reports show the semi traveled off the road to the right and hit a guardrail. The driver lost control trying to steer back onto the road.

The road was blocked for around 4 1/2 hours for investigation and cleanup.

The driver of the semi, Anthony Partney, 40, of Lakewood, Colorado was charged with improper lane use. The driver was uninjured.

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