SEMI truck hauling lumber crashes on I-64 above I-57

SEMI truck hauling lumber crashes on I-64 above I-57
A SEMI hauling lumber crashed on I-64 above I-57 in Jefferson County, Ill. on Monday, May 3. (Source: Jefferson County Fire Protection District/Facbook)

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - A SEMI truck driver was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 64 in Jefferson County, Illinois on Monday, May 3.

The crash happened at 5 p.m. on I-64 westbound above the northbound lanes of Interstate 57.

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According to Illinois State Police, 55-year-old Tony R. Johnson, of Mobile, Alabama, was driving a 2016 Freightliner tractor trailer when he lost control of the vehicle and hit a guardrail on the right side of the interstate.

The force of the crash caused the SEMI to flip onto its side and spill its load of lumber.

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Posted by Jefferson Fire Protection District #1 on Monday, May 3, 2021

The lumber spilled onto the I-64 overpass and onto I-57 below.

Johnson was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

ISP stated that Johnson was ticketed for failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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