BENTON – A truck driver from Atlanta, GA was not injured in a semi rollover crash around 10:15 Tuesday morning on southbound I-57 just south of the Benton exit.
According to Illinois State Police, 46-year-old Akeam Beach was driving south in the right lane on I-57 near milepost 70.5, when he said a semi-trailer combination was traveling in the left lane of traffic and began drifting into the driving lane. Beach moved over onto the shoulder portion of the road to avoid being struck by the drifting vehicle. He then lost control, striking a guardrail, causing the semi to overturn in the right ditch.
The right lane of I-57 was temporarily shut down so the semi could be removed.