According to a press release from Illinois State Police District 12, an injury crash occurred this afternoon, Tuesday September 6th, around 2:40 PM, when the driver of a semi, 42 year old Anthony Bohn of Virginia, ran off the roadway towards the right and struck a guardrail. The incident occurred along I-57 around mile post 163 in Effingham County.
After the semi struck the guardrail and came to a rest in the right lane, it caught fire. The driver has been transported to St. Anthony Hospital in Effingham and has been charged with Improper Lane Usage. Due to the accident, traffic along I-57 and I-70 was re-routed for approximately 2.5 hours.