According to a recent press release from Illinois State Police, District 12, one is hospitalized after an injury crash occurred the morning of Tuesday, May 9th 2017 along I-70 near mile post 135 in Clark County .
Preliminary details indicate Manuel Bolanos, 54, from Houston, TX (unit 1), driving a Red Volvo Truck Tractor, was westbound along I-70 while Gilberto Tizon Solis, 47, from Farmersville, TX (Unit 2), driving a White Volvo Truck Tractor was traveling eastbound. While driving, unit 1’s 2nd axle driver’s side dual tire came off the unit. The loose tire then crossed the median and entered the eastbound lanes. Unit 2 then struck the loose tire and lost control of the wheel, before leaving the highway towards the right and striking a tree.
Unit 2 had a passenger, Solis Juviel, who was in a sleeper berth at the time of the crash, was knocked out of his sleeper and was transported to Union Hospital in Terre Haute for minor injuries.