A multiple semi crash snarled morning rush-hour traffic on I-80 in Lake
County on Wednesday, the Indiana State Police said.
According to police, at 7:02 a.m. trucker Glenn D. Dantuma, 58, of Hartford,
Wis., was westbound on I-80, just east of Indianapolis Blvd., when he
rear-ended a second semi slowing for traffic. The impact of the collision
drove the second semi into the rear of a third, police said.
Meanwhile, trucker Paul Javins, 32, of Lithonia, Ga., traveling behind
Dantuma, tried unsuccessfully to swerve into the left lane. He struck one of
Dantuma’s double trailers and a GMC pickup, pinning the latter against the
concrete median wall.
The driver of the second semi was Darrin Parker, 43, of Wilson, N.C. The
driver of the third semi was Michael W. Hathaway, 48, of Osseo, Wis. The
driver of the GMC pickup was Sarah Bunting, 29, of Hammond.
Bunting was transported to Munster Community Hospital for treatment of
non-life threatening injuries, police said. Her pickup was totaled.
Dantuma and Javins were both cited for following too closely, police said.
There was no load loss but all three lanes of westbound traffic were closed
until 10:07 a.m.