According to a recent press release from the Illinois State Police District 12 an injury crash occurred the morning of Monday, November 7th at 11:00 AM in Cumberland County just 2 miles north of Neoga on US 45 and County Road 350 East. Involved in the incident was Rickey L. Luckey age 62 of Neoga, IL (unit 1) and he was driving a 2004 Freightliner truck tractor pulling a 2013 semi-trailer. Luckey had no passengers with him at the time of the incident.
The press release states unit 1 was traveling north on US 45 and turning east onto CR 350 East. The driver of unit 1 turned the corner too short causing the trailer tires to leave the south east side of the roadway. The load inside the trailer then shifted causing the truck tractor and trailer to overturn coming to a rest on its side in the ditch. Unit 1 was transported to St. Anthony Hospital and charged with improper lane usage.