Tuscola man hurt, ticketed in I-57 wreck

Tuscola man hurt, ticketed in I-57 wreck

A Tuscola man was injured in a traffic accident Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 57.

According to a state police report, Shawn L. Smith, 39, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck south on I-57 near the Curtis Road exit in southwest Champaign at about 1:55 p.m. Tuesday.

He began feeling ill and started to lose consciousness and was unable to keep the truck from leaving the highway, police said. The truck went into the median and rolled over, coming to rest upside down.

Smith was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, where he was listed in good condition on Tuesday night.

He was ticketed for driving with a revoked license and improper lane usage, police said.


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