A trucker lost one of his trailers on
I-80/94 in Lake County on Tuesday and didnít realize it for seven miles, the
Indiana State Police said.
According to police, at 4:35 a.m. Jeffrey
R. Olgetree, of Haughton, La., was eastbound on I-80/94 pulling double
trailers when, half a mile west of Grant Street, an unknown tractor-trailer
sideswiped his driverís side mirror. Ogletree veered right and onto the
outer shoulder, then over-corrected back into the right lane, causing his
rear trailer to fishtail, break free of the front trailer, and roll onto its
left side, coming to rest in the middle left and middle right lanes.
Ogletree, however, was unaware that his
trailer had been lost and continued eastbound until pulling over prior to
entering the Indiana Toll Road, police said. The unknown rig which caused
the crash was not subsequently located.
trailer--carrying Amazon packages--did not lose its load, police said, but
the middle lanes were closed for approximately two hours to upright and tow
Ogletree was driving for US Freightways
Logistics Inc. of Elk Grove, Ill.