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.
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.