Jasper trucker overturns tankerJune 3, 2014
From local sources
MOUNT VERNON, Ill. — A Dubois County truck driver escaped injury Friday morning when the tanker he was driving on I-64 on the south side of Mt. Vernon, Ill., overturned at the exit ramp to Illinois State Road 37.
Donald L. Weyer, 57, of Jasper was westbound on the interstate in a 2015 Freightliner pulling a tanker containing Ethanol at the time of the 4:41 a.m. mishap, according to Illinois State Police.
Troopers said Weyer was traveling too fast to safely negotiate the exit ramp.
The tanker truck went off the outside of the ramp and overturned. There was a small Ethanol leak but authorities, including a hazardous materials team, maintained a 1,000-foot radius around the scene as a precaution while the tanker was off-loaded and the rig righted. The cleanup took nine hours to complete.
Police said driver fatigue was a contributing factor in the crash. Troopers ticketed Weyer for driving too fast for road conditions.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
State Rep. Mike Braun, R-Jasper, got used to spending part of his evenings reviewing, discussing...
Dr. John Gallagher was recently appointed to the active medical staff at Memorial Hospital in...
Family physician Dr. Nick Dahl was recently appointed to the active medical staff at Memorial...
The driver killed last night in a two vehicle crash just north of Dale has been identified.
Torn knee ligaments are not uncommon in high school athletics. Southridge High School standout...
Teams representing eight county elementary schools either won or placed Thursday when Cedar...
NORFOLK, Va. — A Loogootee native is serving on one of the world’s largest warships, the...
Chris Allen has started a new business — Creative Storage — from his Ireland home in January.