Tuesday, March 31, 2009
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Semi overturns near milepost 134 on I-55

No injuries reported

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[March 31, 2009]  SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois State Police District 9 released the following accident report:

Incident: Roll-over of truck tractor and semitrailer

Location: Interstate 55 southbound, south of milepost 134

Date, time: March 30, 4:53 p.m.

Individual involved: Driver David L. Cranson, 45, Mesick, Mich.

Unit: Blue 2000 Peterbilt truck tractor

Assisting agencies: Lincoln EMS, Logan County Sheriff's Department, Illinois Department of Transportation, Atlanta Police Department and two members of Atlanta Rescue.

Narrative: A blue 2000 Peterbilt tractor pulling a 2006 Great Dane trailer was traveling on I-55 southbound, south of milepost 134, in the right-hand lane of traffic. The tractor-trailer was pushed into the left lane by a strong gust of wind. The driver overcorrected, causing him to lose control. The tractor-trailer turned over onto its left side, blocking both lanes of traffic. I-55 southbound was closed for four hours while the tractor-trailer rig was turned upright and the debris was cleared from the interstate. There were no injuries.


The public is reminded that anyone is presumed innocent until charges are proven in a court of law.

[Text from file received from Illinois State Police District 9]

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