Two Semis Crash In Indiana, Police Investigate
CHARLESTON, IN (TruckingNewsNow.com) (Source: Indiana State Police) — A two semi crash east bound on the Indiana Toll Road, at the 28.4 mile marker (this is approximately 2 ½ miles west of the Chesterton exit), this evening has traffic down to one lane for clean-up.
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Amjad Umrani revealed at approximately 4:45 p.m., this Monday, April 22, 2019, evening, a 2012 Peterbilt semi pulling a box trailer, driven by Mohamed Abid, 56 of Palos Park, Illinois, was east bound on I-80/90 in the right lane when he slowed down for a disabled car that was on the outer shoulder. Abid was changing lanes from the right to the left lane when a 2016 International semi pulling a box trailer that was directly behind Abid, driven by Glenn Christy, 54 of Valparaiso, hit Abid’s trailer. This caused Christy’s semi to lose control, go off the roadway, and hit the outer guardrail head on. The International has leaked approximately 150 gallons of diesel fuel because of the crash.
The International sustained heavy front end damage to the tractor and also damage to its trailer front right side. The Peterbilt sustained damage to its trailer left rear side.
The right lane in this area is still closed until approximately 9:00 p.m. for removal of the semi and clean-up of the diesel fuel. Neither driver was injured.