CASEY (JG-TC) -- A truck driver was injured in a single vehicle crash late Tuesday evening on Interstate 70 just west of Casey.
An Illinois State Police press release reported that Carlos Salcedo Camarillo, 57, of El Paso, Texas, was driving eastbound at milepost 125 in Cumberland County when the crash occurred at 11:50 p.m. Camarillo indicated he had dropped a cigarette and was attempting to retrieve it when he lost control of his semi-trailer and entered the median.
As Camarillo attempted to steer the vehicle back onto the roadway, the semi-trailer overturned and re-entered the median before coming to a rest on its driver's side. Camarillo was later taken by ambulance to St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham for treatment of injuries. He was ticketed for improper lane usage.