trailer lost its load of apples today on the Indiana Toll Road, the Indiana
State Police said.
police, at 4:14 a.m. Odil A. Sharipov, 27, of Vancouver, Wash., was
westbound on the Toll Road, just east of Cline Ave., when he left the
roadway and collided with a disabled car legally parked with its hazard
lights activated on the outer shoulder.
L.C. Pitts, 61, of
Elgin, Ill., was inside his car at the time waiting for a tow truck.
came to rest in a ditch on its side with its top ripped open, spilling a
portion of the 43,000 pounds of boxed apples which he was hauling.
transported to Saint Catherine’s Hospital in East Chicago with non-life
threatening injuries, police said,
wearing his seat belt--was not injured. But he was issued a citation for
unsafe lane movement, police said.
Pitts’ Buick was
totaled and Sharipov’s rig extensively damaged.
The right lane of
the Toll Road was closed until 7:22 a.m.