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Truck jackknifes on I-80

Published: Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 12:30 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — Westbound traffic was down to one lane on Interstate 80 for more than two hours Wednesday night after a semi-truck carrying beer jackknifed near Mile Marker 66.

According to Illinois State Police on the scene, the deck of the semi-trailer collapsed, causing the driver to lose control. The truck was pushed by momentum into the righth ditch. The driver was not injured in the accident.

The truck and trailer are both licensed in Oregon. The accident is still under investigation.

Illinois State Police and rescue trucks from Ladd and Princeton responded to the accident.

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