No one was injured
Wednesday when a pick-up driver rolled his vehicle over near the 17 mile
marker on Interstate 94, two miles west of the Portage exit, causing his
7,000 lb. high pressure water pump to come loose and land in the middle of
the roadway, the Indiana State Police said.
police, at approximately 6:50 a.m. Eric Gamblin, 20, of Valparaiso, was
eastbound pulling the pump hitched to the rear of his vehicle when he
thought he got a flat tire.
control of his vehicle causing it to go off the roadway, police said. He
managed to get back on but the water pump separated from the pick-up and
flipped over into the middle lane of I-94, causing the pick-up to go off the
roadway into the ditch on the south side onto its right side, police said.
Police said Gamblin
and his two passengers were not injured. Later inspection of Gamblinís 2008
Dodge Ram 3500 pick-up, owned by Eagle Services Incorporated of Valparaiso,
and the trailer, revealed no flat tire.
The east bound
lanes of I-94 were closed for a short time this morning until the water pump
could be moved off the roadway, police said. The right lane opened back up
at approximately 8:30 a.m. after removal of the Dodge and water pump, police
Gamblin was cited
for an insecure load.