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Semi overturns at Toll Road entrance

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Chesterton firefighters responded to an overturned semi at the entrance to the Indiana Toll Road on Wednesday.

The crash occurred around 12:21 p.m., Deputy Fire Chief Nate Williams told the Chesterton Tribune today, as the trucker was turning left from northbound Ind. 49 onto the westbound approach to the Toll Road. The trucker had just succeeded in clearing the intersection when his rig flipped onto its right side, coming to rest in the shoulder, fortuitously leaving both the southbound lanes of Ind. 49 and one westbound lane into the Toll Road unblocked.

The trucker sustained a laceration to the head and was transported to hospital, Williams said.

The trucker was hauling multiple one-ton totes of soy lecithin, a food additive, and though there was no actual load loss, there was some leakage of the soy, mixed with diesel fuel and oil, Williams said. Firefighters used oil dry to dam and contain the mess, then cleaned it up themselves.

Responding to the scene to right the tractor and trailer was Joe Wagner of Joe’s Towing Inc., who managed to do so without having to offload the soy lecithin, Williams said, “although it took two big trucks to do it.” The entrance to the Toll Road remained open for approximately an hour after the crash, then was closed while Wagner was working.

The CFD cleared the scene at 2:19 p.m.



Posted 7/11/2019






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