A two-semi accident
early this morning congested the commute on I-80/94 in Lake County, the
Indiana State Police said.
police, at 3:45 a.m. trucker Jeanne Marie Childs, 57, of Eaton Rapids,
Mich., was westbound on I-80/94 when she sustained a flat tire on her box
trailer and parked it on the outside shoulder near Calumet Ave.
The flat was being
changed by a private vehicle maintenance company and three orange reflective
emergency triangles were placed behind the rig when a second trucker, Suad
Selimagic, 42, of Sterling Heights, Mich., for unknown reasons left the
roadway and sideswiped Childs’ trailer.
employee managed to run out of the way before the crash and escaped injury,
as did Childs and Selimagic, police said.
issued a citation for unsafe lane movement, police said.
The right lane was
closed for approximately two hours for off-loading the contents of Childs’