Semi Driver Hurt in Crash on I-57 South of Mt. Vernon Monday

Semi Driver Hurt in Crash on I-57 South of Mt. Vernon Monday

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A semi driver from Florida was seriously injured when his semi crashed on southbound I-57 in Jefferson County just before 6 Monday night.

Illinois State Police say 56-year-old Neil S. Ferad of North Port, Florida failed to negotiate a curve on southbound I-57 at milepost 90, left the roadway to the east, entered the median and overturned.

Jefferson County Rural Fire extricated Ferad from the semi. He was eventually transferred to an out of state hospital for serious injuries. Ferad was wearing a seat belt.

ISP say charged are pending investigation.

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