A driver was
seriously injured on Wednesday in a four-vehicle accident on I-65 in Newton
County, the Indiana State Police said.
police, at 9:03 a.m. a trucker whose name has not yet been released was
northbound on I-65, near the 231 mile marker, when he failed to slow for
traffic in time, veered off the roadway, hit a snow-covered berm, then
over-corrected and jackknifed, hitting the rear of a second semi-tractor
trailer driven by Robert L. Brawley, 55, of West Frankfort, Ill.
trucker’s tractor was then crushed between his trailer and Brawley’s, police
Brawley’s rig, in
turn, was shoved into a third one, driven by John G. Tollefson 59, of St.
Michael, N.D., and Tollefson’s rig into a fourth, driven by Jose J. Solis,
26, of Chicago.
trucker was the only one injured, police said. He was extricated from his
cab and transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point with possible
life threatening injuries.
I-65 was closed for
approximately four hours.
No citations have
been issued at this time, police said.