CLARK COUNTY, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — An Ohio man was taken to the hospital following a semi crash on I-70 in Clark County overnight Monday.
According to the Illinois State Police, the crash occurred at approximately 12:57 a.m. Monday on I-70 near the 147.5-mile-marker. Investigating officers state that the Freightliner truck-tractor semi-trailer combination was headed westbound on I-70 when the truck struck a wheel lying in the roadway causing the truck to lose control.
The semi then traveled off the left side of the highway, crossing the median and overturning onto the eastbound lanes.
The driver of the vehicle, a 40-year-old from Minerva, Ohio was taken by ambulance to an area hospital with what police describe as non-life-threatening injuries.
The incident caused the eastbound lanes to be closed for approximately three hours while crews cleaned up the crash.