A trucker was cited
on Monday after crashing his rig on I-94 in a construction zone near
Portage, the Indiana State Police said.
police, at 3:41 p.m. Ray D. Rudibaugh, 71, of Lisbon, Ohio, was westbound on
I-94, at the 17 mile marker two miles west of the Portage exit, when another
semi merged into his lane, causing him to leave the roadway. Rudibaugh’s rig
then hit an impact attenuator and landed partially on top of the concrete
barrier wall, police said.
None of Rudibaugh’s
load of 34,141 pounds of paper bags was lost and Rudibaugh himself was
uninjured but 250 gallons of diesel were spilled, police said. A haz-mat
team with the Porter County Environmental Department was dispatched to the
scene to assist with cleanup.
The right and
middle lanes were closed for two hours, until 5:40 p.m., police said.
driving for Kuntzman Trucking of Alliance, Ohio--was issued a citation for
speeding in a construction zone with workers present, police said.