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[ISP] Elmhurst Man Seriously Injured in Crash
Start Date: 1/16/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 1/16/2014
Entry Description

Lowell, Lake County-A Elmhurst, Illinois man was seriously injured this morning when he lost control of his semi on the snow/ice covered interstate.

Preliminary investigation by Sergeant Lee Wright revealed that at approximately 8:20 a.m., this Thursday, January 16, 2014, morning a 2011 Ford semi pulling an empty flat bed trailer, driven by Sean Gaw, 31 of Elmhurst was south bound on I-65 in the right lane when he lost control on the bridge that goes over State Road 2 (this is the Lowell exit). The area was receiving snow with a strong cross wind that made the roadways icy and slick. The semi began to jack-knife went off the roadway to the west, down a steep embankment backwards where the tractor hit a tree on the driver’s side.

Gaw was pinned inside the semi and had to be extricated by emergency personnel. He was transported to Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point with serious injuries.

The semi was owned by Forming America LTD out of West Chicago, Illinois.

Family has been notified.

Remember, road conditions don't cause crashes, speed too fast for the conditions of the roadway cause crashes. Slow down and get to your destination safely. Give yourself plenty of time and be diligent to conditions of the roads.

Contact Information:
Name: Sgt. Ann Wojas
Phone: 219-696-6242
Email: awojas@isp.in.gov
Lake Co. crash
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