A motorist was
injured on Sunday when a dump truck driver lost part of his load of asphalt
grindings through the motoristís windshield on I-94 in LaPorte County, the
Indiana State Police said.
police, at 8:53 a.m. dump truck driver Kyle Lemons, 35, of Michigan City,
was eastbound on I-94 when, three miles east of the Michigan City, exit, one
of his tires blew out, causing him to lose control of his 1999 Ford F-450
truck, spin out, and hit the concrete median wall. The truckís load of
asphalt grindings then spilled over the wall, striking three vehicles.
went through the windshield of a 2002 Honda Civic being driven by Youa Jee
Xiong, 18, of Sheboygan, Wis., covering the inside of his vehicle from front
to back, police said. Xiong sustained non-life threatening injuries and was
transported to Franciscan Health Michigan City, police said.
A 2016 Ford
passenger vehicle driven by Christopher R. Rzab, 29, of Tinley Park, Ill.,
sustained $2,000 in damage, while a a 2004 Honda Civic driven by Yang Pao
Vue, 19, of Sheboygan, Wis., sustained $1,000 in damage, police said.
Lemons, Rzab, and
Vue escaped injury, police said, but Lemons was issued a citation for leaky
Lemons was driving
for Gough Construction Company of Merrillville.