MT. VERNON — Two people received major injuries and were transported to the hospital as a result of a semi-truck accident which released cattle on Interstate 64 and the surrounding area.
According to the Illinois State Police, Benny W. Chambless, 61, of Fort Davis, Ala., was driving a cattle hauler with 64 cattle westbound on Interstate 64 when he attempted to turn off on exit ramp 80. The semi-truck rolled to the driver’s side, releasing about 30 cattle, which caused several other accidents, the ISP states. Chambless received major injuries and was transported to Crossroads Community Hospital. He was cited for improper lane usage.
As a result of this accident, Frank Henson, 72, of Paducah, Ky, was driving northbound on Interstate 57/64 when he struck a cow on the roadway and ran off the roadway near mile marker 91. Henson’s passenger, Rita Henson, 58, also of Paducah, Ky., received major injuries and was transported to Crossroads Community Hospital. Both Frank and Rita Henson were wearing their seatbelts and no citations were issued.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, calls were received regarding the remaining cattle released in the area up until Saturday evening.
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