Major Traffic Event: Rolled-Over Tractor-Trailer
Event: Major Traffic Event: Rolled-Over Tractor Trailer
Time: 1240 hours
Location: IL 695 @ Chesaco Ave
Today, 4/27/18 @ approximately 1240 hours, troopers from the Golden Ring Barrack responded to the inner loop of 695 by Chesaco Ave for reports of a tractor-trailer that rolled over onto its side on the right shoulder of the highway. Preliminary investigation revealed the driver of the tractor-trailer negotiated a curve at too high of a speed and flipped over onto lane 2, and came to rest partially along the right shoulder and lane 3. The Commercial Motor Vehicle Division and State Highway Administration were notified and responded to the scene to assist. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured and refused medical treatment. Currently, all lanes are closed, and traffic is getting by on the left shoulder. The tractor-trailer weighs approximately 32,000 pounds. As a result of the crash, three rolls of steel cargo exited the trailer and came to rest on the right shoulder. Approximate duration of continued lane closures is 30-60 minutes (as of 2:05 PM). No other vehicles were involved in the crash.