A trucker was cited
on Tuesday after he rolled his rig on an I-80/94 off ramp in Lake County,
the Indiana State Police said.
police, at 11:50 a.m. Gerald L. Bester, 46, of Racine, Wis., was exiting
eastbound I-80/94 for northbound Cline Ave. when he took the ramp too fast,
causing his load to shift and his rig to roll onto its side.
Most of his
73,000-pound load of bundled scrap metal spilled onto the rampís shoulder
and over the concrete barrier wall onto Cline Ave., where a northbound
motorist, Ruben Deleon, 47, struck one of the scrap bundles, police said.
Neither Bester nor
Deleon was injured, police said, but Bester was issued a citation for speed
too fast to avoid collision and unsecure load.
Bester was driving
for Scott Hansen Trucking of New Berlin, Wis.
Both lanes of
northbound Cline Ave. were closed for approximately 45 minutes.