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Semi hits, crashes through guardrail on I-57 in Coles County

Publish Date: 2023, 03, 06

COLES COUNTY, IL — A semi-truck accident Friday morning closed a right lane on Interstate 57 near north Mattoon, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.

The collision took place at milepost 192, before the exit to East County Road 1000 North. It was first recorded by IDOT shortly before 10:00 a.m.

Few details have been released, but officials said a northbound semi-truck hit and went through the guardrail before entering the southbound lanes.

No injuries have been reported, but the right southbound lane was reported blocked for nearly 90 minutes as crews worked to clear the scene.

By 11:27 a.m., the semi had been removed from the roadway and all lanes were reopened to normal traffic.

At this time, it remains unclear what caused the wreck. No charges have been reported in the incident.

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