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Gusting winds tip over semi on I-55

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MCLEAN, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

Gusting winds were responsible for a dramatic semi rollover on Interstate 55 in McLean County last week. 

The Illinois State Police said Chad Tallent, 39, of Pickerington, Ohio was driving a blue 2016 Volvo tractor-trailer pulling a white 2017 semi-trailer southbound on May 9 just before 6 p.m. Winds pushed his trailer to the media, causing both the trailer and the truck to roll over in the center median and left lane of I-55 southbound near the McLean exit. 

The left lane of I-55 southbound at milepost 145 was closed until about 9:30 p.m. The trailer did not rupture or spill during the rollover. 

Tallent was transported to a local hospital with minor, non life-threatening injuries. 

This amazing video of the accident was posted to Twisted Truckers and shared with permission. Twisted Truckers said Tallent sent the video to them. Tallent did not reply for a request to comment on Facebook. 

WARNING: This video contains profanity and may contain material some find disturbing. 

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