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Ramp closed for several hours after semi overturns

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A ramp to Interstate 57 in Jefferson County, Illinois was closed for almost 8 hours Tuesday morning.

Illinois State Police say a semi pulling a trailer filled with soybeans was traveling westbound on Interstate 64 when the driver got on the ramp to Interstate 57 south.

The speed limit on the ramp is 50 miles per hour, but troopers say the driver did not slow down.

That caused the soybeans to shift inside the trailer causing it to overturn and spill on the road.

The ramp was closed for 8 hours as crews cleaned up the accident.

The driver, 58-year-old Karen Behenna of South Haven, Mississippi was charged with Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident.

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