lanes of I-65 were closed for around three hours on Wednesday after a dump
truck operator inadvertently activated the dump control just before passing
under a bridge, the Indiana State Police said.
police, at 10:17 p.m. David Chavez, 31, of Chicago, was northbound on I-65
when near the 249 mile marker, he hit the dump control, tilting the trailer
into an upright position. The trailer then struck the 113th Ave. overpass
when Chavez drove underneath it, police said.
at the time--came to rest upright in the middle of the roadway.
Chavez succeeded in
stopping the tractor shortly after impact and escaped injury, police said.
The roadway was
closed for three hours for cleanup and bridge inspection by INDOT.