A two-semi crash on
the Indiana Toll Road just west of Chesterton congested traffic during the
late afternoon rush hour on Monday, the Indiana State Police said.
police, at 4:45 p.m. trucker Glenn Christy, 54, of Valparaiso, was eastbound
in the right lane of the Toll Road when, approximately two and a half miles
west of Chesterton, he slowed for a disabled vehicle on the outside
shoulder, then attempted to merge into the left lane, at which time a second
semi directly behind him and driven by trucker Mohamed Abid, 56, of Palos
Park, Ill., rear-ended his trailer.
caused Christy to lose control of his rig, leave the roadway, and hit the
outer guardrail head on.
The right lane of
the Toll Road was closed until around 9 p.m., for removal of Christy’s rig
and the cleanup of 150 gallons of leaked diesel, police said.
Neither Christy nor
Abid was injured in the accident, police said.
Responding to the
scene was the Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department.