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Man trapped for 90 minutes after tractor-trailer overturns on I-55/70

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By Brendan Marks By Brendan Marks
By Brendan Marks By Brendan Marks

EAST ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – A man was hospitalized after his tractor-trailer overturned in East St. Louis on Tuesday.

Authorities said the man was driving on westbound Interstate 55/70 just east of I-64 around 12:15 p.m. when the accident occurred.

The vehicle overturned and landed in the center median.

The driver, who was trapped for an hour and a half, was extracted from the vehicle and transported to the hospital in serious condition.

One lane was closed in each direction as crews worked to clear the scene.

Officials said the westbound lane was expected to open up about 5 p.m. The one eastbound lane will remain closed until Wednesday when crews fix the damaged median wall.

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