Two Recovering After Semi Crash in Gallatin Co.

Two Recovering After Semi Crash in Gallatin Co.

Gallatin Co. – Two Ridgway residents are recovering after they were involved in a semi crash Saturday afternoon in Gallatin County. According to a release from the Illinois State Police, the accident happened when a semi being driven by 57-year-old Kim D. Bickett was headed south on Illinois 1 just north of the Ridgway spur when the driver’s side steer tire blew out. This caused the semi and trailer to swerve to the left and leave the roadway ultimately striking a tree in the process. Bickett and a passenger, 57-year-old Greg A. Braun suffered minor injuries and were taken by ambulance to an area hospital. The semi and trailer were towed from the scene. No charges were filed.