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,
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]