Marion, IL man airlifted to hospital after I-57 semi crash

Marion, IL man airlifted to hospital after I-57 semi crash
The crash injured two people in Williamson Co. (Source: KFVS)

FRANKLIN COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - According to Illinois State Police District 13, officials were on the scene of a single-vehicle injury crash on Wednesday morning on May 2.

This was I-57  southbound at milepost 71 in Franklin County. The driver of a tractor-trailer, Mark Johnson, 61, of Marion, Illinois had to be airlifted to a regional hospital for treatment, according to ISP.

The crash happened at 5:50 a.m. The right lane was closed until around 3 p.m.

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According to ISP, a preliminary investigation shows the International tractor-trailer went off the right side of the road and hit a hill embankment before hitting a light pole and concrete culvert. The cab partially separated from the frame following the crash.

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