A dump truck rolled over and spilled its load of gravel onto the roadway, which struck two other cars, leaving the driver of the truck with minor injuries Tuesday morning near Antioch.
The Antioch Fire Department and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday to Route 45 and Route 173 in unincorporated Antioch for a rollover crash.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Christopher Covelli told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that a 2005 Mack truck was attempting to make a turn at the intersection.
The driver, Antonio Zamora, 45, was traveling too fast while making the turn onto Route 45 from Route 173, Covelli said.
The load in the truck shifted and caused the truck to overturn.
A significant amount of gravel spilled onto the roadway, Covelli said.
The debris struck a northbound Mercedes-Benz sedan, driven by a 26-year-old Lindenhurst woman, and a 2015 Honda, driven by a 27-year-old Glenview woman.
Zamora was treated and released at the scene by paramedics. The other two drivers were uninjured.
All of the vehicles involved had to be towed from the scene.
Route 45 south of Route 173 was shut down for over three hours and reopened around 11 a.m. after crews cleaned the debris from the roadway.
Zamora was cited for driving too fast for conditions and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident, Covelli said.
He was given a court date in branch court.