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updated: 8/19/2013 6:36 PM

Semitrailer crash shuts down lanes of Rt. 53 for hours

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A semitrailer truck that overturned on Route 53 early Monday afternoon kept traffic down to one lane until about 4:30 p.m.

Illinois State Police continue to investigate the crash that happened at 12:46 p.m. on northbound Route 53 near the Lake-Cook Road exit. Illinois State Police Sgt. Brent Hop said the truck, which was hauling about 40,000 pounds of plastic film, was the only vehicle involved in the crash.

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Hop said the cause of the accident is still under investigation, although it likely was due to speed.

Chief Robert Turpel of the Long Grove Fire Protection District said the driver was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

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