Driver hospitalized after semi-trailer truck overturns on Route 38 in Cortland

DeKalb County Sheriff’s squad car vehicle

CORTLAND – The driver of a semitrailer was hospitalized Wednesday after the truck he was driving overturned on Somonauk Road and Illinois Route 38 in Cortland, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

Daniel Corona, 28, was driving a semitrailer eastb on Route 38 about 8:40 a.m. Wednesday when it reached at the intersection of Somonauk Road, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Corona reportedly turned the truck to travel south on Somonauk Road, but failed to reduce the truck’s speed, police allege. The semitrailer overturned in northbound traffic.

As a result of the crash, Corona suffered injuries that were not life-threatening and was taken by Cortland paramedics to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb.

Corona was cited by sheriff’s deputies for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving too fast for conditions, according to documents.

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