MORTON — Call it the "Ramen Rollover."
A semi-trailer truck carrying ramen noodles overturned Wednesday night at the junction of two interstate highways near the west edge of Morton, authorities stated.
Abdikadir H. Farah, 60, of Columbus, Ohio, was driving about 8:30 p.m. north on Interstate 155 at its merge with I-74, according to an Illinois State Police news release.
The 2007 blue Peterbilt semi was traveling too fast on the ramp that connects I-155 to westbound I-74, the release stated. Farah lost control, and the vehicle rolled onto its side.
Farah was extricated and transported to OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. His injuries weren't believed to be life threatening.
The ramp from northbound I-155 to westbound I-74 was closed periodically overnight to facilitate debris removal, according to Tony Halsey, a State Police sergeant.
Northbound I-155 traffic in the area also was reduced to one lane for short durations. According to Halsey, traffic at those hours is light, so no backups occurred.
Westbound I-74 traffic was not affected.
Halsey wasn't sure if the trailer broke open, but all its contents had to be unloaded. By about 7 a.m. Thursday, debris was cleared and usual traffic flow resumed.
Farah was cited for driving too fast for conditions.