A semi traveling in a construction zone rolled onto the drivers side early Thursday in Steuben County after the driver possibly fell asleep at the wheel, police said.
The semi was lifted upright and the northbound lanes of Interstate 69 had to be temporarily closed while the rig was pulled out of the ditch and removed from the highway about 8 a.m., police said.
James Plogger, 55, of Springfield, Ill., was driving north on I-69 near the 351 mile marker at 5:48 a.m. when he went off the right side of the road and into a ditch, the Steuben County Sheriffs Office said.
The semi continued down a ditch and rolled onto its left side before coming to a rest along the edge of the road, police said.
Plogger told officers he thought he fell asleep while he was driving. He had minor pain to his left arm and elbow and was treated at the scene by Steuben County EMS.