An Effingham man was injured in an accident that occurred on I-70 approximately 1 mile east of Altamont yesterday.
According to a report from the Illinois State Police, 36 year old, Luke Culbertson, of Effingham was traveling westbound on I-70 when he left the roadway, crossing the median, and entering the eastbound lanes. Culbertson’s vehicle struck the left-rear, tandem wheel of a semi trailer being pulled by 65 year old, Bernard Osterberg, of Paducah, Kentucky.
Luke Culbertson was entrapped in his vehicle and was extricated by the Altamont Fire Department. He was taken to St. Johns Hospital in Springfield by Air Evac. Bernard Osterberg didn’t sustain any injuries. The crash is under investigation from the Illinois State Police.