Accident brings traffic to one lane; no injuries

By Dana Fulton

Accident brings traffic to one lane; no injuries

February 3, 2013 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 1:22 AM CDT

CARLOCK, Ill. -- A portion of I-74 traffic was slowed down Sunday evening due to a tractor-trailer accident.

Illinois State Police were called to the site at Milepost 116 near Carlock around 1:30 p.m. Authorities say Thomas Sanders, of Missouri, was driving westbound hauling about 45,000 pounds of sheet steel, when he drove off the roadway and into a ditch.
There were no injuries reported, but the tractor-trailer unit sustained severe damage.

Traffic was reduced to one lane while tow-crews cleaned the area, well into the evening. Sanders was charged with improper lane usage, and police are continuing the investigation.

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