One person was injured in an accident that occurred on I-57 southbound, approximately 5 miles north of Effingham at 5:20am on Saturday.
40 year old, Roland Balossa, of Fort Worth, Texas was traveling southbound on Interstate 57 when he exited the roadway to the east, striking the median. Balossa’s tractor-trailer rolled onto its side and came to a rest on the shoulder of Interstate 57 northbound. Balossa was transported to HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital and was then airlifted to Carle Foundation Hospital.
Roland Balossa was charged with improper lane usage and driving while ill/fatigued.