Tractor-trailer accident shuts down U.S. 54

A tractor-trailer accident shut down U.S. 54 for almost two hours on Monday.

U.S. 54 west of Pittsfield was closed for almost two hours Monday after a tractor-trailer accident.

The Illinois State Police say R. Scott Forshey was driving a tractor-trailer westbound when he drifted off the right-hand side of the road.

That's when he struck several signs, over corrected and overturned.

The truck came to rest blocking both lanes on U.S. 54.

Forshey was taken to Illini Hospital with minor injuries.

He was not wearing a seat belt.