I64 closed down for 4 ½ hours following Semi Rollover

I64 closed down for 4 ½ hours following Semi Rollover

A semi truck rolled over on I64 a few miles past the Nashville exit early on Thursday morning, blocking the road and sending Interstate traffic on a long detour around the site.

According to the Illinois State Police’s preliminary report, a 2017 Freightliner truck tractor/semi-trailer combination, driven by Anthony Partney, 40, of Lakewood, Colo. was traveling eastbound on I64.

At approximately 6:05 a.m., near mile marker 53, the Freightliner traveled off of the roadway to the right, striking the gaurdrail. Partney attempted to steer the Freightliner back onto the roadway, but lost control of the vehicle causing it to overturn onto its passenger side.

The Freightliner and towed trailer came to rest blocking both eastbound lanes of travel.

I64 eastbound was closed for approximately four hours and 30 minutes for crash investigation and scene clean up.

Partney was uninjured and was charged with improper lane usage.