Crash closes one lane on I-57 - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Crash closes one lane on I-57

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UPDATED: MAY 2, 2018 4:05 p.m.

FRANKLIN CO. -- Illinois State Police say a Marion man had to be flown from the scene after an early morning crash on I-57.

Mark Johnson, 61, headed southbound near Benton when he drove off the roadway and hit a hill embankment, light pole, and concrete culvert.

The collision caused the cab to partially separate from the frame of the vehicle.

There's no word on what caused the crash.


FRANKLIN CO. -- One lane of Interstate 57 is closed after a traffic crash in Franklin County.

Illinois State Police say it happened near the Benton exit at mile marker 71 in the southbound lane.

The right lane is currently closed and there is no word on any injuries.

ISP says the cleanup is expected to take several hours and delays are expected.

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