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Semi driver hurt in Ill. 2 accident

Published: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 3:43 p.m. CST

The driver of a semitrailer was injured early Friday morning after he lost control of his truck on Ill. 2, north of Byron, near the intersection of Kennedy Hill Road.

According to an Ogle County Sheriff's report, Ernie Masterson, 61, Loves Park, was taken to Swedish American Hospital for minor injuries following the 3:34 a.m. accident.

Police said the accident happened in the 9800 block of N. Ill. 2 when Masterman apparently lost control of the truck and entered the river side of Ill. 2, but not the Rock River.

The state highway was closed for a period of time to remove the truck.

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Byron Fire and Ambulance and Maggios Towing Service.

The accident remains under investigation.

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