California Trucker Injured in Crash West of Effingham


Published on September 17 2012 10:57 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

A California trucker was injured during the noon hour Saturday.

The crash happened at 12:31pm on I-70 eastbound, three miles west of Effingham.  State police say the driver, 48-year-old Aslan Okhoyan of Glendale, California, heard a loud noise and said the vehicle would not steer straight.  The rig veered off the roadway and down an embankment, striking some trees and then coming to rest on its side.

Okhoyan was injured and was taken to St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham for treatment.  The trucker was cited for improper lane usage.