One Man Injured in Crash North of Effingham


Published on May 1 2013 2:06 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

A Matteson, Illinois man was injured in a crash north of Effingham early Wednesday morning.

State police say 61-year-old Robert Benak was traveling on I-57, 10 miles north of Effingham at 1:55am when his pickup truck ran off the left side of the roadway.  Benak apparently overcorrected and the truck came back onto the roadway, but crossed both southbound lanes, overturning in a ditch.

Benak was injured and was taken to St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham for treatment.