Mark G. Pate, 51, of Lincoln was driving a 1985 truck-tractor
pulling a dump trailer loaded with scrap metal. For unknown reasons,
prior to merging from Interstate 55 southbound, Pate drove onto the
left shoulder and began to lose control of the vehicle.
tractor-trailer unit tipped over onto its driver's side as it
entered the northbound lanes of Interstate 155. The entire load of
scrap metal being hauled was spilled onto both lanes of Interstate
155. Both northbound lanes of I-155 were closed for cleanup for
approximately two hours.
Pate refused medical treatment.
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The accident scene was attended by Illinois State Police,
Illinois Department of Transportation, Logan County Sheriff's
Department and Lincoln Rural Fire Department.
The investigation regarding this crash is being conducted by the
Illinois State Police.
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