Interstate 57 was closed for one hour and 45 minutes after a semitrailer crashed in the northbound lanes at milepost 62, near the exit for Illinois 149 in Franklin County.

According to a news release from Illinois State Police, Cesar Gonzalez, a Texas man, said there was a mechanical issue with the semitrailer he was driving that caused it to leave the roadway and travel into the center median. The semi struck the ditch in the center median, then overturned on the driver side. The trailer and the cab both overturned, and the trailer blocked both northbound lanes of I-57.

Gonzalez was not injured.

— The Southern

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