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ISP: Motorist hurt when dump truck loses load on I-94

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A motorist was injured on Sunday when a dump truck driver lost part of his load of asphalt grindings through the motoristís windshield on I-94 in LaPorte County, the Indiana State Police said.

According to police, at 8:53 a.m. dump truck driver Kyle Lemons, 35, of Michigan City, was eastbound on I-94 when, three miles east of the Michigan City, exit, one of his tires blew out, causing him to lose control of his 1999 Ford F-450 truck, spin out, and hit the concrete median wall. The truckís load of asphalt grindings then spilled over the wall, striking three vehicles.

Those grindings went through the windshield of a 2002 Honda Civic being driven by Youa Jee Xiong, 18, of Sheboygan, Wis., covering the inside of his vehicle from front to back, police said. Xiong sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Franciscan Health Michigan City, police said.

A 2016 Ford passenger vehicle driven by Christopher R. Rzab, 29, of Tinley Park, Ill., sustained $2,000 in damage, while a a 2004 Honda Civic driven by Yang Pao Vue, 19, of Sheboygan, Wis., sustained $1,000 in damage, police said.

Lemons, Rzab, and Vue escaped injury, police said, but Lemons was issued a citation for leaky load.

Lemons was driving for Gough Construction Company of Merrillville.



Posted 8/28/2017




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