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Semi carrying 17,000 pounds of explosive materials crashes outside Monmouth

The driver was taken to the local Hospital in Monmouth where he was treated and released with minor injuries.
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MONMOUTH, Illinois- A semi carrying class 1.3 hazardous materials crashed outside of Monmouth.

According to Illinois State Police, around noon March 19, a Kenworth straight truck was eastbound on US-34 at the US-67 northbound on-ramp making a right turn when the truck rolled onto the driver’s side due to speed.

The truck was hauling for J & M Displays of Yarmouth Iowa, and carried “17,000 pounds of class 1.3  hazardous materials.”

According to the DOT, class 1.3 hazardous materials are considered explosives with a minor blast hazard but predominantly a fire hazard. (rocket propellant, display fireworks)

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None of the hazardous materials spilled out, and they safely remained inside the truck.

The driver, a 44-year-old from Dallas City Illinois, was taken to the local hospital in Monmouth where he was treated and released with minor injuries.