BENTON – A semi driver from Texas lost control of his semi and trailer Saturday night on northbound I-57 near Benton.
The driver told Illinois State Police (ISP) he tired retrieving his cell phone after dropping it in the cab. ISP said after the driver lost control, the semi 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.