A tractor-trailer hauling eight vehicles crashed Wednesday morning on westbound Interstate 70 near Silver Lake, according to Illinois State Police.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was not seriously injured, said Trooper Calvin Dye Jr., though all eight vehicles, including cars, vans and SUVs, were damaged. Dye said the driver was a 40-year-old man from New Jersey.
The driver told police the crash occurred shortly after 9 a.m. when a vehicle cut off the tractor-trailer, Dye said. The tractor-trailer driver swerved to the right and then overcorrected to the left, sending it crashing onto its side.