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Article updated: 5/15/2013 10:02 PM

Driver hurt, traffic snarled after I-290 crash

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A 73-year-old man was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon when a semitrailer truck he was driving overturned on the ramp from westbound I-290 to Route 83 near Elmhurst, state police said.

The truck driver, John Sfondilis of Elk Grove Village, was trapped inside the cab of the vehicle and had to be extricated by Elmhurst firefighters, authorities said.

The accident occurred about 12:15 p.m. and all westbound lanes of I-290 were closed to allow a medical helicopter to land. Police said the ramp from westbound I-290 to northbound Route 83 were closed until about 5:30 p.m. to upright the truck.

It took about 30 minutes for Sfondilis to be removed from the truck. Police said a Superior Air Ambulance responded to the scene, but no information was available about where Sfondilis was transported.

An investigation is ongoing, and state police commercial vehicle enforcement officers are inspecting the truck for any load, equipment or driver violations.

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