EAST PEORIA — A truck made an awkward turn Wednesday onto Illinois Route 26 and struck a concrete-transport vehicle.
The accident closed a portion of Route 26, also known as Spring Bay Road, for more than an hour.
Nobody sustained significant injuries in the wreck that took place about 11:45 a.m., according to Sgt. Kyle Klein of the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office.
He said the driver of a rental truck — somewhere between 16 and 26 feet long — was northbound on Barbara Lane and was attempting to turn onto southbound Route 26. Barbara Lane intersects Route 26 at about a 20-degree angle at that point.
The driver was unable to make the turn before oncoming traffic arrived, so he backed up the truck, Klein said. About that time, the truck struck the southbound cement mixer.
That vehicle apparently just departed the Roanoke Concrete Products Co. facility located farther north on Route 26.
Both drivers were alone in their vehicles, and neither driver was transported to a hospital, Klein said.
Northbound traffic on Route 26 was being stopped at Spring Creek Road and diverted to Illinois Route 116. Southbound traffic on Route 26 was diverted onto Barbara Lane.
Police said about 1:40 p.m that Route 26 had reopened.
The accident took place north of Route 116 in front of Averyville Baptist Church in rural East Peoria, just south of the Woodford County boundary.
Illinois State Police also responded to the scene. Klein didn't know if any citations were issued.
The sheriff's office is investigating the accident.