DEER CREEK — A semitrailer truck hauling 40,000 pounds of bacon overturned Wednesday on Interstate 74 near Deer Creek, spilling its load.

The driver, Rodney J. Kalman, 57, of Muskegon, Mich., was taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, with what state police said were minor injuries. He was charged with improper lane usage.

The semi was eastbound about 5 p.m. in the left lane at milepost 109 when the truck drifted left into the center median, police said.

The trailer broke open as the truck rolled on its side, spilling its cargo into the grassy median, police said.

The scene, which still was being cleaned up at 9 p.m., did not block the highway, police said.

The load will be discarded, police said.

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