UPDATED: Illinois 49 reopened after bean truck mishap

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.


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