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Semi Hauling Corn Syrup Overturns on I-57 in Franklin County

WEST FRANKFORT – The Illinois State Police responded to mile marker 67 on southbound I-57 in Franklin County around 2:20 this morning for a semi crash.

According to a preliminary report from ISP, a semi with a tanker trailer struck a concrete barrier causing the driver to lose control and roll over, blocking all southbound lanes. The tanker trailer was loaded with 53,500 pounds of high fructose corn syrup.

The driver was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

I-57 southbound at milepost 67 was shut down and traffic was diverted onto Illinois 14 in Benton. The roadway reopened at 6 a.m.  

ISP says no further information is available at this time.