Semi drives off I-74 overpass onto road below

The driver has been airlifted to Peoria

By Chris Langlois | clanglois@whbf.com

Published 06/02 2015 08:20AM

Updated 06/02 2015 08:39AM

According to Illinois State Patrol, a semi truck has driven off an I-74 overpass in Orion and fallen down to the 'Orion Blacktop' underneath -- otherwise known as County Road 32.  

The driver has been airlifted to a hospital in Peoria. 

Traffic is running smoothly on I-74, but the county road underneath has been closed until further notice.  Illinois State Patrol tells Local 4 News there is no estimate as to when that trailer will be removed.  

As of 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, emergency crews were cutting the trailer open to first remove the contents before moving the semi.  

Stick with Local 4 News for the latest updates.  

 

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