MT. VERNON – The Jefferson County Fire Protection District reported a semi carrying liquid deicer overturned Friday afternoon at Interstate 64 and Route 37 south of Mt. Vernon.
According to fire officials, the semi was traveling too fast when it took the exit off the interstate, which caused the truck to flip on its side.
The driver refused medical treatment.
The Illinois Department of Transportation responded to the scene and dug a hole to contain the deicer until a cleanup crew could arrive.