Driver charged after Pinckneyville semi crash

PINCKNEYVILLE, IL (KFVS) - An Alabama man has been charged after a crash on Route 154 on January 14.

Jesse F. Benoit, 44, was charged with driving too fast for conditions/failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident/improper lane usage.

According to the Pinckneyville Police Department, at 3:20 a.m. Benoit was going east on Rte. 154 when he lost control of his semi and crashed into the guardrail just west of Fairgrounds Road.

Police say they closed the highway for about two hours due to the crash.

Benoit's semi was towed and he was ticketed.

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