Truck driver still hospitalized after I-74 crash Tuesday

Truck driver still hospitalized after I-74 crash Tuesday

DANVILLE — A Franklin, Ind., man who was in a semitrailer truck crash near Danville on Tuesday morning remained hospitalized Thursday in fair condition.

Illinois State Trooper Tracy Lillard said Thursday that Robert Wagner, 56, had been pinned in his rig for two to three hours following the crash at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 74 eastbound near Danville.

The crash brought eastbound traffic to a halt for several hours. A helicopter stood by while emergency workers cut Wagner from the truck, according to Lillard.

The report said the eastbound semi left the road for an unknown reason, went into the center median then swerved back onto the road and overturned, blocking both lanes of traffic.

Wagner was airlifted to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, where he was listed in fair condition Thursday afternoon.

Lillard said Wagner was ticketed for improper lane usage and not wearing a seat belt.