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Vehicle in the ditch I41 northbound, south of Highway 60

On Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 10:58 a.m.  the Washington County Sheriff’s responded to a semi hauling a tanker trailer northbound on I41 that had went into the ditch.  The tanker contained sulfuric acid however there was never any danger of leakage.

The right lane of 41 N/B was blocked until 1:17 p.m. to facilitate the removal of the semi.   The initial investigation was that the operator of the semi was in the left lane and he began to feel dizzy.

 The driver, a 54-year-old Greenfield man, advised that he went into right lane and put his truck in the ditch when he became nauseous.  A possible contributing factor was a recent change in prescribed medication for the operator.  The operator was not transported from the scene by EMS and there was not any damage to the semi.  The driver was given the inspection report and put out of service until no longer ill.

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