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Cement truck flips over, driver ejected in Kingston

First responders work on the scene after a crash Friday afternoon on Annie Glidden Road between Base Line and Aldrich Roads in Kingston.
First responders work on the scene after a crash Friday afternoon on Annie Glidden Road between Base Line and Aldrich Roads in Kingston.

KINGSTON – The driver of a fully loaded cement truck was ejected after the truck rolled over off of Annie Glidden Road on Friday afternoon.

Chief Deputy Andy Sullivan said the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about 1 p.m. Friday about the incident. He said the truck was traveling north on Annie Glidden Road, and the crash happened south of Base Line Road.

Sullivan said it appears the fully loaded cement truck went off the road to the east and overcorrected and rolled into the west ditch on Annie Glidden Road.

He said the tumbler became dislodged from the truck and spilled cement on the side of the road.

“He was conscious but had significant injuries and had to be lifted via [Life Flight] through OSF Healthcare,” Sullivan said of the truck driver.

Sullivan said no one else was hurt.

First responders blocked off Annie Glidden Road between Base Line and Aldrich roads.

Sullivan said police officials from Kingston and Kirkland were called to help with directing traffic, along with sheriff volunteer staff, and Kirkland fire officials helped with emergency response.

Sullivan said additional details on the driver’s identity and injuries would be available at a later time.

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