Effingham, Ill. – Earlier today at approximately 10:44 a.m., first responders were called to mile marker 101 near Effingham for an accident causing a traffic jam for 30 minutes.
Upon arrival they found a tractor with a trailer overturned blocking both eastbound traffic lanes driven by Dennis Adu Okyere, 55, of Los Angeles, CA.
According to the preliminary investigation completed by Illinois State Police, a vehicle was in the passing lane when the unknown driver swerved to the right lane forcing Okyere off the shoulder.
An unnamed witness reported that the driver of the vehicle “possibly made contact” with Okyere.
after being forced off the shoulder, Okyere came back onto the roadway where he then overturned.
Immediately after the accident Okyere was taken to St. Anthony’ s Hospital in Effingham for his injuries.
The driver of the vehicle did not stop or report the accident.
No further information has been provided for the unknown driver at this time.