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ISP Trucker rolls rig spills scaffolding on I80

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A semi-tractor trailer loaded with scaffolding rolled over on I-80 in Lake County on Tuesday, the Indiana State Police said.

According to police, at 11:30 a.m. Richard Nelson, 49, of Jordan, Minn., was westbound at the 15.4 mile marker, just east of Ripley Street, entering westbound I-80 from the Indiana Toll Road when he took the curve too fast. Nelsonís load shifted, causing his rig to roll onto its driverís side and the scaffolding to break loose and be strewn across all lanes of westbound traffic, police said.

Nelson was not injured but was issued a citation for speed too fast to avoid a collision, police said.

The semi was owned by Joel Fries of Prior Lake, Minn. and was en route from Oregon, Ohio, to Shakopee, Minn.

All lanes of westbound traffic were re-opened at 2:15 p.m.


Posted 10/31/2012