Tractor Trailer Hits Police Car
LAKE COUNTY, IN (TruckingNewsNow.com) — An Indiana State Police trooper and semi driver were injured when a semi lost control and jack-knifed into the trooper’s police car
Preliminary investigation by Sergeant Dwayne Dillahunty showed at approximately 11:10 p.m., yesterday, November 12, 2018, evening, Trooper Zachary Huston was on the outer shoulder covering a single vehicle crash on I-80/94 west bound at the 12.6 mile marker (this is near the exit ramps for I-65) when his police car was hit. Huston, age 25, had all his emergency lights activated on his fully marked 2013 Dodge Charger police car when a 2007 Volvo semi pulling a box trailer, owned by SNB Dhesi Trucking, loaded with empty auto racks, and driven by Sukdib Dhesi, 55 of Brampton, Ontario, who was west bound in the middle lane lost control, began to jack-knife and hit the police car.
This caused the police car to hit a 2009 Mazda, driven by Michael Durkin, 24 of Chesterton that was on the outer shoulder in front of the police car facing east bound from an earlier single vehicle crash. The police car came to rest facing east bound on the shoulder.
Huston was taken to Saint Mary’s Medical Center in Hobart with non-life threatening injuries. Dhesi was taken to North Lake Methodist Hospital in Gary and was later transferred to University of Chicago with serious injuries. Durkin was not injured.
Durkin was cited for expired license plates and Dhesi was cited for Unsafe Lane Movement.