Overturned semi closes both southbound lanes of I-57

BENTON — Both southbound lanes of Interstate 57 are currently blocked in Franklin County,due to an overturned semi truck, according to Illinois State Police.

Officials say around 5:45 a.m. 64-year-old Glenn Hackney of Hoopeston,lost control of his truck at mile marker 68. The truck rolled onto its side, blocking both lanes of traffic.

The truck was hauling railroad wheels that spilled into the median.

Hackney suffered minor injuries.

Both southbound lanes are blocked by the truck, but officials say traffic is moving on the right shoulder.

The crash, which is between West Frankfort and Benton, is still under investigation.