I 70 Accident Milepost 86 Eastbound

A Pennsylvania man was airlifted to an area hospital after a crash on Interstate 70 east of Altamont on Friday.

A Pennsylvania man was injured in an accident on Interstate 70 east of Altamont Friday, according to Illinois State Police.

Sal J. Martin, 35, of Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, was eastbound on the interstate at milepost 86 at about 12:35 p.m. in a 2012 Dodge Caravan when he attempted to pass another vehicle while driving on the left shoulder and in the median, police said.

After failing to pass, Martin attempted to re-enter the roadway, but overcorrected and crossed both eastbound lanes. The Caravan left the roadway to the right and overturned.

Martin was ejected and then airlifted to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. He was charged with driving while license suspended, improper lane use, and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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