I-57 Semi Truck Crash In Jefferson County

As discussed on the “Truck Accidents” page, there are many potential causes of truck accidents that happen throughout Southern Illinois as well as the broader Illinois region.

While there are many reasons for truck accidents, driver fatigue has been featured prominently as there have been many recent serious accidents that have been attributed in full or in part to driver fatigue.

A December 16, 2015 truck accident in Jefferson County caused the truck driver to suffer what the Illinois State Police (ISP) described as “incapacitating injuries.”

While the cause of this truck accident has yet to be publicly stated, the accident involved a truck failing to negotiate a curve on Interstate 57 (at milepost 92) at approximately 11:45 a.m.

The truck, driven by James Patton, 57, of Watertown, Pennsylvania, then left the roadway and drove through the expressway guardrail.

Then, as described in the December 16, 2015 WPSD Local article titled “Driver injured in single-vehicle semi wreck in Jefferson County“:

Troopers say the semi traveled down the embankment and through another guardrail before coming to rest in the eastbound lanes of I-64.  Patton was taken to a hospital with what ISP describes as “incapacitating” injuries.

According to sources, first responders who went to the accident scene included the Jefferson Fire Protection District and Mt. Vernon Fire Department, as well as the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, and the Illinois State Police (ISP).

Additional details regarding this Southern Illinois truck crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the WPSD Local article mentioned above as well as the December 17, 2015 Mt. Vernon Register News article titled “Truck Accident.”


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