SEMI OVERTURNS ON NB I-57 NEAR BENTON SATURDAY NIGHT

SEMI OVERTURNS ON NB I-57 NEAR BENTON SATURDAY NIGHT

BENTON, IL — A semi driver from Texas lost control of his semi and the trailer he was pulling Saturday night on northbound I-57 near Benton after he told Illinois State Police he dropped his cell phone in the cab and tried to retrieve it.

ISP says after the driver lost control of the semi, it rolled over blocking both northbound lanes on I-57.

The driver was charged with improper lane usage and operating an electronic communication device while driving. He was not injured.