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I-74 reopens after semitrailer rollover accident


UPDATE (9:40 a.m.) -- Interstate 74 has reopened at milepost 86.5 after two people were injured in a semitrailer rollover accident Wednesday morning.

The Illinois State Police reports the semitrailer was traveling westbound on I-74 when it left the road, crossed the median and then overturned, stopping in both eastbound lanes.

Injured in the incident was the 44-year-old driver from St. Louis and a 45-year-old passenger from Bordentwon, New Jersey. Both were transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to the ISP.

I-74 was were closed for about 4.5 hours and reopened at about 9 a.m. Wednesday.

The driver, Tasnim Sharef, was issued a citation for improper lane usage, according to the Illinois State Police.

PEORIA COUNTY, Ill. (WEEK) -- A semi has overturned on Interstate 74 eastbound, shutting down traffic heading towards downtown Peoria.

The Peoria County Sheriff's Office confirms that the semi overturned early this morning just east of exit 82, which is the Kickapoo/Edwards exit.

There is no word on when it will reopen, or if anyone was injured.

Illinois State Police are on scene.

It is unclear what caused the semi to overturn.

John Kendall

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