WATERMAN - Route 30 near Waterman has reopened after a semitrailer overturned and spilled garbage near the roadway Tuesday morning.
The semitrailer was heading west on Route 30 just east of Route 23 near Waterman at around 5 a.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle and veered into the eastbound lane before striking an embankment in the south-side ditch, said Gary Dumdie, deputy chief at the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office.
The semitrailer rolled on its side, spilling garbage into the ditch. The road was closed for more than two hours as crews worked to clean up the garbage, and some still remains in the ditch.
The driver, a Lake in the Hills man, claimed he lost control of the steering, Dumdie said. A truck inspector from the Illinois State Police is inspecting the truck to see if there were any defects.
The man suffered minors injuries and was transported to Kishwaukee Hospital by members of the Waterman Fire Department.
The incident is being investigated by the state police and sheriff's office.