A semi truck loaded with beer rolled over on the Eisenhower Expressway early this morning, temporarily blocking the inbound lanes of the expressway at Harlem Avenue in west suburban Forest Park.
About 2:30 a.m., the truck driver lost control and the semi rolled over in the inbound lanes, according to Illinois State Police. The semi's driver was not injured, but a passenger in a car that was also involved in the crash suffered minor injuries, police said.
Police shut all inbound lanes after the crash, but the lanes have since reopened. The inbound entrance ramp at Harlem remained closed until about 1 p.m. because of the accident, state police said.
The truck was pulled to the side of the expressway, where the beer had to be unloaded before the vehicle could be righted, police said. The truck was carrying Miller, Leinenkugel and Icehouse beer, police said.
The truck, which was carrying 52,000 pounds of beer, had left a brewery in Milwaukee and was headed for a Chicago distributor in the 400 block of Kilbourn Avenue, police said.
Tribune photographer Chuck Berman contributed.