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Semi-trailer truck overturns in morning crash on I-94

Posted at 9:45 AM, Jan 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-27 10:03:30-05

Police believe a semi-truck driver may have fallen asleep or dozed off at the wheel causing this crash on I-94 early Thursday morning.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to eastbound I-94 near the 135 mile marker for a crash involving a semi around 3:55a.m.

Police say the semi left the road, drove over an embankment and overturned on its side and spilled the trailers entire load of potatoes.

The driver is a 59-year-old Ohio man. He was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The shoulder of eastbound I-94 past the Dearing Road exit is still currently closed and one lane will have sporadic closures throughout the morning cleanup.