Photos: Semi crash near Galesburg injures 2

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Firefighters extricated two people trapped when a semi crashed on Interstate 74 just north of Galesburg, Illinois.

The wreck was reported just after 3:05 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2012 about four miles north of Galesburg.

Police said the semi was eastbound on I-74 when it went through the guardrail and into the ditch along the right side of the road.  The semi then went up the embankment and hit the underside of the overpass for 2200 North.

The right lane of eastbound I-74 was closed for more than five hours. 

The driver, 54-year-old Kenneth Berry of Carmichael, California and his passenger, 51-year-old Mario Morgan of Turlock, California were hospitalized for injuries related to the crash.

Original story Thursday, November 29:

Two people were taken to the hospital on Thursday after the semi they were riding in crashed into an overpass.

The crash happened Thursday afternoon on I-74 North of Galesburg.  The Illinois State Patrol closed down one lane of the interstate while they investigated.

The conditions of the two people injured have not been released.