MATTOON -- A driver was ticketed and a passenger needed medical attention after a car went off the road and overturned Monday night on Interstate 57.

The car driven by David K. Gronski, 24, of Bloomington, Indiana, was northbound a mile south of the Mattoon U.S. Route 45 interchange when the accident occurred just after 9 p.m., according to an Illinois State Police news release.

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The release said Gronski lost control for an unknown reason, causing the car to go into the median and overturn.

A passenger, Ricky McDonald, 49, of Decatur was taken to an unspecified area hospital after the accident, according to the release.

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It said Gronski was cited for improper lane use. The release also said the accident is still under investigation.

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Dave Fopay is a reporter for the JG-TC who covers Coles County, the local court system, Charleston schools and more.

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