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[ISP] Semi Crashes into 73rd Street Overpass Bridge Pillar on I-65
Start Date: 4/28/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 4/28/2014
Entry Description

Lake County-A semi driver lost control of his vehicle hitting a guard rail and then crashing into the 73rd Street overpass bridge pillar on I-65.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Jerry George revealed that at approximately 5:10 p.m., this Monday, April 28, 2014, evening, a 2007 Kenworth pulling a box trailer, owned by Herin Brothers Incorporated out of Hesperia, Michigan, and driven by Matthew J. Stockwell, 35 of Scottville, Michigan was south bound on I-65 in the right lane when he stated his steering locked to the right. This cause his semi to go off the road, hit the guard rail, bounced off the guard rail and hit the bridge pillar of the 73rd Street overpass.

This sheered the top of the passenger side of Stockwell’s semi and trailer. The trailer was loaded with 26,000 pounds of frozen food a small portion of his load was lost. Stockwell was also not injured.

Indiana Department of Transportation was notified and inspected the bridge and found no structural damage.

The right lane was closed for removal of the semi and trailer.

Stockwell was cited for Unsafe Lane Movement.

Assisting: Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Division Trooper Dale Turner, Hoosier Helpers, Department of Transportation and Waffco Towing

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