ARCOLA — An Iowa truck driver was ticketed for improper lane usage after his semitrailer overturned near Arcola early Wednesday morning.
Timothy R. Pingel, 42, of Cherokee, Iowa, told state police he was distracted by a beverage in his 2005 Peterbilt truck. He was pulling a trailer northbound on Interstate 57.
He drove off the road to the right at about 4:20 a.m., according to a press release from Illinois State Police, then overcorrected. He drove back onto the road and lost control. His truck overturned, blocking all northbound lanes and shoulders.