Two semi-truck drivers escaped an early morning accident without injury.
Illinois State Police report one rig was traveling on the Toronto Road on-ramp to southbound 55 when he was distracted, losing control and driving through the grass ditch to end up partially blocking the right lane of the interstate.
Another semi-truck driver headed southbound in the right lane didn’t see the first truck until the last moment and struck the other semi.
The second truck immediately caught fire and then veered off the roadway into a wooded area. Springfield Fire Department assisted in clearing the accident.
Both drivers, in their sixties, are from out of state.