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Driver hurt after dump truck overturns on I-64 near St. Louis

Traffic was backed up on Interstate 64 in Caseyville for an extended period of time on Wednesday after the crash.
Traffic was backed up on Interstate 64 in Caseyville for an extended period of time on Wednesday after the crash. edonald@bnd.com

A dump truck carrying a load of timber overturned on Interstate 64, causing the driver to be ejected from the truck in Caseyville on Wednesday.

At about 5:20 p.m., several witnesses said a dump truck began swerving back and forth and then overturned on the interstate, according to a press release from Illinois State Police. The driver was ejected through the front windshield, resulting in serious injuries.

The load of logs the truck was carrying was scattered across the interstate, closing all westbound lanes of I-64 for "an extended period of time," according to the release.

The driver was taken to a St. Louis hospital and was last listed as in stable condition, police said.

Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6
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