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Semi truck rolls over on I-55
Traffic on I-55 in Springfield was slow going for the better part of Sunday afternoon and evening following a two-vehicle accident near exit 94.
According to Illinois State Police, around 3:35 p.m. Sunday, a pickup truck was entering the highway southbound at the Stevenson drive on-ramp. The driver lost control on the wet pavement, and was hit by a semi truck.
The semi lost control as well, and rolled over, blocking both southbound lanes.
The driver of the semi truck had to be extricated from the cab, and was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Illinois State Police said crews were still on scene cleaning up the accident as of 9:50 p.m. Sunday. One southbound lane was closed for most of the evening, and at times both southbound lanes were closed as well.
The police said citations are pending.