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Driver injured as semi overturns off I-57 in Coles County

Publish Date: 2023, 04, 06

COLES COUNTY, IL — A 52-year-old Minnesota man was hurt early Thursday in a rollover crash involving a semi-truck on Interstate 57 near Mattoon, reports WCIA.

The accident took place on the northbound lanes near Exit 190B to Illinois Route 16. It was first reported shortly before 12:30 a.m.

According to Illinois State Patrol officials, the man was driving a semi-truck northbound, when, for reasons still unknown, the vehicle veered off the roadway, hit a guardrail, and fell into a ditch.

Photos shared by responding firefighters with Lincoln Fire Protection District show the truck at rest with its cab in an upright position and its trailer rolled to the side.

Authorities said the male driver, who suffered minor injuries, was transported to a local hospital.

No other injuries were reported, and no other vehicles appear to have been involved.

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