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Motorist dies in tanker rollover on I-65 in Lake County

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A motorist died on Monday in a two-vehicle accident involving a semi-tractor tanker on I-65 in Lake County, the Indiana State Police said.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending the notification of family, police said.

According to police, at 10:01 a.m. the driver of a Nissan passenger vehicle was northbound on I-65 when, just south of the Ridge Road exit, the driver swerved into the tanker's lane. The Nissan and the tanker became entangled and the tanker then overturned onto the Nissan, "rolling on top of the passenger vehicle and entrapping the driver."

The Nissan's driver was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lake County Coroner's Office.

The tanker was carrying 81,000 pounds of wastewater, police said.

Traffic northbound on I-65 was diverted off at U.S. Highway 30.


Posted 9/1/2020




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