Medforce transports at least one from interstate rollover Wednesday evening

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UPDATE: The driver that was injured has been identified as David A. Armstrong, 57, of Roseville, Michigan.

The Illinois State Police say the semi was traveling westbound on Interstate 80 went it went off the road to the right near mile marker 21. It went into the ditch, struck a fence and then a tree before ending up overturned.

Armstrong was cited for driving too fast for conditions.

EARLIER UPDATE: A MedForce helicopter landed on the highway to transport one person from a semi rollover crash that happened shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Traffic was being re-routed off Interstate 80 westbound at the Atkinson exit because of the rollover farther west on Interstate 80, just before Geneseo.

Emergency responders from various agencies helped at the crash site and directed traffic. By 5:30 p.m., westbound traffic was allowed past the accident. Eastbound traffic was not affected.

At 7:30 p.m., the truck caught fire, state police said, and the interstate was closed for westbound traffic for another half hour.

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