Two people were injured in an accident that occurred two miles west of Altamont on I-70 at 6:30am on Wednesday.
According to a press release from the Illinois State Police, 45 year old, Fernando Soto, of Hartford, Connecticut was traveling eastbound on Interstate 70 and attempted to pass a truck, driven by 63 year old, Dennis Huelsmann, of Breese. Soto crossed the center line and struck the front, driver’s side tire of Huelsmann’s truck. Soto came to a rest on the south shoulder, while Huelsmann exited the south side of the roadway. The truck struck the ditch and rolled over, coming to a rest upright. Huelsmann and his passenger, 25 year old, Eric Becker, of Breese were transported to HSHS St Anthony’s Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Fernando Soto is being charged with improper lane usage.