SHELBYVILLE, IL. — A semi-truck driver was injured Monday night when the unit he was driving overturned on South Route 51 north of Oconee.
According to a report by the State Police District 10, Brent E. Mann, 49, of Salem was driving a 2007 International tractor-trailer southbound on Route 51 near 250E.
Mann told police he swerved to the left to avoid a group of deer that was standing in the roadway. He then overcorrected and swerved to the right, causing the unit to overturn. The unit cam to rest on its side, perpendicular to the roadway blocking both lanes. The incident happened at about 11:18 p.m.
Mann was taken to St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
Route 51 was closed until the vehicle was removed. Traffic was detoured around the crash scene.