18-Wheeler drives off I-55 bridge at Route Z in Pevely

A Joliet, Illinois man was injured in a tractor-trailer accident on southbound I-55 at Route Z in Pevely early this (Wednesday) morning. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 76-year-old Willie Lomas was driving a 2000 Sterling AT9500 during the heavy rains and traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck the center median cable. He continued south in the center median and became airborne over Route Z and struck the concrete wall and came to rest over Route Z. He was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital South with serious injuries. Pevely Police assisted in the investigation of the accident, which took place at 5:15 this (Wednesday) morning. The accident shut down a section of Route Z for several hours.