Semi hits and damages guard rail on I-57


Tuscola IL – One man is in the hospital after a semi truck accident this morning in Douglas County.


Tuscola Fire Chief told WAND that a semi was traveling south on I-57 when it hit and tore a guard rail across the road just north of exit 212 in Tuscola. The driver was transported to Sarah Bush Medical Center with injuries.


Another semi crashed into the guard rail in the middle of the road, and punctured his fuel tank. A third semi, and a passenger vehicle both ran over the guard. Both of those vehicles had minimal damage.


I-57 southbound lanes were closed for about 30 minutes this morning as crews cleaned up. Tuscola Fire, Douglas County Deputies, ISP, and Arrow ambulance all responded to the crash.

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