UPDATED: Illinois 49 reopened after bean truck mishap
HOMER — Illinois 49 in eastern Champaign County has reopened to traffic following a truck rollover earlier Tuesday.
Illinois State Police at Pesotum said soybeans that had spilled out of a truck near County Road 1250 N between Ogden and Homer about 6:50 a.m. were cleaned up and the road reopened about 9:45 a.m.
Police said a 44-year-old man from Strawn was driving a grain truck south on 49 just south of County Road 1250 N, when the truck blew a tire causing him to lose control..
The truck hit a guardrail and rolled on its side, spilling beans over the road and blocking both lanes.
The driver, whose name was not released, refused medical treatment.