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Florida man charged in I-57 crash

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***UPDATE***

FRANKLIN CO.  -- Illinois State Police have released more information about an accident on Interstate 57 in Franklin County.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. Thursday on I-57 southbound near mile post 80. 

Police say a truck tractor-trailer driven by Edmund Falk, 45, of North Palm Beach, Florida, was headed south when the truck swerved from the right lane into the median and overturned. 

Falk suffered minor injuries and was taken to Franklin Hospital for treatment. He's been charged with improper lane usage and operating an electronic communication device while driving. 

Illinois State Police later posted a message to their Facebook page warning truck drivers against using electronic devices while driving. 

***ORIGINAL STORY***

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Illinois State Police (ISP) say troopers are currently handling a crash involving a semi on I-57 southbound milepost 80.

The left lane is currently closed while crews clean up debris.

The lane closure is anticipated to last for several hours.

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