High winds cause semi to overturn along I-74 north of Galesburg

A semi lost control on Interstate 74 and rolled, blocking both eastbound lanes, according to the Illinois State Police.

The crash happened around 8 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27.

Police said a second semi came upon the crash and drove into the ditch on the west side to avoid the crash.  That semi remained upright.

Traffic was rerouted around the crash site as crews pulled the semi off the road.  Eastbound I-74 was closed from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.

The driver of the overturned semi was taken to a nearby hospital for minor injuries.

There were no citations issued.

(Editor's note: Initial reports indicated that both semis overturned; police have confirmed that only one semi overturned.  The second remained upright.)

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