Semi Slams Into Concrete Wall, Snarling Traffic
LAKE COUNTY, IN (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: Indiana State Police) — A semi driver went off the roadway for unknown reasons hitting the concrete barrier wall which caused a huge traffic back-up.
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Timothy Borsa revealed at approximately 1:40 a.m., Monday, July 9, 2018, morning a 2012 Volvo pulling a rail container, owned by J & G Freight, Incorporated out of Bolingbrook, Illinois, and driven by Angel A. Alvarez, 44 of Miami, Florida, was south bound on I-65 at the 241 mile marker (this is one mile north of the Lowell exit) in the right lane when the semi left the roadway for unknown reasons. The semi struck the concrete barrier wall that separates south bound I-65 to the south bound I-65 truck scales.
This crash caused all south bound lanes to be shut down for over an hour. The left lane was open to traffic shortly after that. Alvarez was taken to Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point for non-life threatening injuries. A hazardous material clean-up company was called to the scene because of the diesel fuel leakage on the roadway and shoulder.