A two-semi crash on
Thursday closed one lane of I-65 in Jasper County, the Indiana State Police
police, at 3:32 p.m. trucker Charles Johnson, 33, of Missouri, was
northbound on I-65, four miles north of the Fair Oaks exit, when he drifted
off the roadway to the right.
sideswiped a second semi disabled on the shoulder and waiting for service,
driven by Thoronton Brown, 46, of Florida, police said. The passenger’s side
of Johnson’s trailer--loaded with general freight en route to Wal-Mart--was
ripped off, while the rest of his trailer actually entered Brown’s trailer,
loaded with contacted lenses, police said.
Brown’s rig was
marked by emergency triangles at the time of the crash, police added.
Part of Johnson’s
load was lost in the right lane of I-65, police said. Brown’s load remained
transported to Jasper County Hospital for treatment of back pain, while
Johnson was not injured, police said.
The right lane of
I-65 was closed for an extended period.