1 injured after SEMI truck crash on I-57 southbound in Franklin Co.

1 injured after SEMI truck crash on I-57 southbound in Franklin Co.
The crash was just before the Benton, Illinois exit on I-57 southbound. (Source: KFVS)

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - Multiple fire rescue crews responded to a crash on Interstate 57 near the 69 mile marker in Franklin County on Thursday night, April 29.

This is just before the Benton, Illinois exit.

⚠️ Incident Update: Interstate 57 traffic crash near the 69 MM Southbound. Multiple fire rescue crews are on scene...

Posted by Franklin County Emergency Management Agency on Thursday, April 29, 2021

According to the preliminary investigation from Illinois State Police, a 2016 Freightliner truck tractor with semi-trailer was going southbound on I-57 when it left the road on the right.

The driver, a 39-year-old Texas man, overcorrected and the SEMI truck overturned on its passenger side.

Troopers say the driver refused medical attention and the passenger, a 28-year-old Texas man, was taken to an area hospital by ambulance with minor injuries.

According to ISP, the driver was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash and improper lane usage.

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