Virginia truck driver injured in I-55 accident

By Jim McCabe on October 9 at 6:15pm

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A Virginia man was injured in a one-vehicle accident in Sangamon County this afternoon.

According to the Illinois State Police, 66-year-old Dale Fleenor was on Interstate 55 in the southbound lane when, for unknown reasons, the semi tractor-trailer he was driving traveled of the left side of the roadway and overturned.

State police say Fleenor sustained injuries and was transported to St. John’s Hospital. He’s still receiving treatment there this evening.

The accident happened at around 3:00 this afternoon at the I-55 interchange with 6th Street south of Springfield.

State police say charges against Fleenor are pending.

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