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Lake in the Hills crash sends truck driver to hospital, closes Virginia Road at Route 31

An overturned truck carrying topsoil closed a portion of Virginia Road at Route 31 on Tuesday in Lake in the Hills.
An overturned truck carrying topsoil closed a portion of Virginia Road at Route 31 on Tuesday in Lake in the Hills.

LAKE IN THE HILLS – An overturned truck carrying topsoil closed a portion of Virginia Road at Route 31 on Tuesday morning in Lake in the Hills.

Lake in the Hills police asked drivers to avoid the area in a Nixle alert sent about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday. The alert said to avoid the area for 45 minutes.

Topsoil had spilled out of the truck, which was lying on its side on Virginia Road.

The driver was sent to an area hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District Capt. Bill Pelinski said.

“It’s good that there’s no car, nothing underneath,” Pelinski said. “[The driver] had himself out when we got here.”

It took two tow trucks to turn over the truck, and a small bulldozer worked to clean up the soil.

Lake in the Hills police sent a second Nixle alert at 12:30 p.m. that said the road was open for traffic.

Lake in the Hills police and Illinois State Police also responded to the scene.

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