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Semitrailer crashes, trash spills on Route 30 near Waterman

Published: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 10:03 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 10:55 p.m. CDT

WATERMAN – Route 30 near Waterman was closed for more than two hours Tuesday after a semitrailer overturned and spilled trash near the roadway.

The semitrailer was headed west on Route 30 just east of Route 23 near Waterman 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, chief deputy at the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

The semitrailer rolled on its side, spilling trash into the ditch. The road was closed for more than two hours as crews worked to clean up the mess. Cleanup continued even as the road was reopened.

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 was inspecting the truck to see if there were any defects. The man suffered minor injuries and was transported to Kishwaukee Hospital by the Waterman Fire Department.

The incident is being investigated by the state police and sheriff’s office.

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