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One Injured In Manito Blacktop Accident
An accident involving a semi and dump truck injures the driver of the dump truck.
Tazewell County Sheriff's Dept. Sgt. Kyle Klein says the accident happened on the Mackinaw River Bridge on the Manito Blacktop Tuesday
"The semi had apparently move to the center of the blacktop because he wasn't sure how tall the bridge was, so he had slowed down so he wouldn't hit the overhead bridge," Klein tells 1470 & 100.3 WMBD. "The dump truck obviously didn't see the semi slow down and ran into the rear of the semi truck."
Klein says the dump truck driver was conscious and speaking when he was transported from the scene by ambulance.
"The driver of the dump truck was the only one injured in the accident."