One Injured in I-57 Accident, Friday Night

Effingham, IL / Effingham Radio
One Injured in I-57 Accident, Friday Night

One person was injured in an accident that occurred on Interstate 57, about a half mile north of mile post 134.

At approximately 10:49pm, 50 year old, Stephen James, of Dayton, Ohio was traveling southbound on I-57. James lost control of the Freightliner truck that he was driving, skidding into the median, and overturned. At the time of the accident, the roads were icy.

James was transported to Salem Township Hospital for treatment of his minor injuries. He was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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