WAYNE CITY, IL — A 41-year-old Ohio man was killed Monday when the semi-truck he was driving crashed on westbound Interstate 64 near Wayne City. According to the Illinois State Police, around 5:25 p.m. Monday, Brian Jones was traveling westbound in a construction zone when for unknown reasons he struck the concrete bridge barrier multiple times and left the right side of the road. The truck then struck a tree and overturned.
Jones was pronounced dead at the scene by the Wayne County Coroner. The westbound lanes were closed during the crash investigation and did not reopen until 4:30 Tuesday morning.
State Police say this is an open and ongoing investigation.