BENTON – A two-vehicle accident happened on southbound I-57 in Benton Wednesday night.
According to preliminary information from Illinois State Police, at 6:15 p.m. troopers responded to milepost 71 on southbound I-57 and learned that for unknown reasons, a box truck left the roadway to the right, struck a guardrail and a bridge support. The box truck then overturned on its side and spilled some of its cargo onto the roadway. The cargo struck and damaged another vehicle.
The driver of the box truck was flown to a regional hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The other driver reported no injuries on scene.
All southbound lanes of traffic reopened at 9 p.m.