An Iowa trucker was hospitalized and ticketed as the result of a semi crash on Interstate 72 in Pike County, Illinois at 12:40 p.m. Friday.

The Illinois State Police reports 50 year old Edwin Rus of Waterloo, Iowa was westbound on I-72 at East Hannibal when he apparently suffered an unknown medical emergency.

Rus’ semi crossed the median into the eastbound lanes and landed in a ditch.

Rus was taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital for evaluation. He was cited for improper lane usage and driving while ill or fatigued.

Kurt Parsons