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Semi rolls over blocking Toll Road ramp today

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From the Indiana State Police

A semi driver took the ramp from I-80 east bound to the Indiana Toll Road too fast shifting his load and causing him to roll his semi tractor and trailer over blocking the ramp today.

Preliminary investigation by the Indiana State Police indicates that at approximately 12:20 p.m.,today, a 2005 Freightliner, owned by Jet Transport out of Chicago, Illinois, and driven by Reymundo C. Ramirez, 47 of Alsip, Illinois took the curved ramp too fast. This caused his trailer carrying a rail container, owned by SPI Red Bluff Millwork out of Red Bluff, California, and loaded with 35,000 pounds of pine wood to shift and roll over onto its driverís side.

Ramirez was not hurt and no load was lost.

The ramp from I-80 east bound to the Indiana Toll Road was closed until approximately 2:24 p.m., to upright the semi and trailer.

Assisting were the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division; Lake Station Fire Department, Waffco Towing and Indiana Department of Transportation Hoosier Helpers.


Posted 4/23/2014