Texas Man UnInjured After Semi Overturns in Massac County

MASSAC CO. – A Texas man was uninjured in a semi crash around 6:20 this morning in Massac County.

According to Illinois State Police (ISP), 62-year-old Obbie L. Shackleford of Dallas was driving his semi-trailer combination east on I-24 at milepost 25 when he fell asleep and the vehicle drifted toward the median.

When Shackleford realized he was drifting off the roadway, he overcorrected causing the semi to overturn. The semi-trailer combination came to rest across both lanes of I-24 partially spilling its load.

IDOT was on scene assisting with traffic control while ISP investigated and facilitated scene clean-up. Shackleford was cited for improper lane usage.