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Tractor Trailer Carrying Hazardous Chemical Crashes in Southern Illinois

A truck accident in southern Illinois left a highway closed for several hours as hazmat teams responded to the threat of a chemical spill. The truck was carrying a hazardous chemical used in insecticides and crashed into the median of I-57. The truck was the only vehicle involved in the accident and no major injuries were reported. The accident occurred when the driver of the semi-truck fell asleep and the truck collided with the median. The road was opened several hours after the truck accident after hazmat teams transferred the truck’s load into another trailer. Read more about this truck accident.