A semi hauling
40,000 pounds of honey rolled over on an I-65 on-ramp on Wednesday in Lake
County, the Indiana State Police said.
police, at 3:30 p.m. trucker Collies Lee Sharpes Jr., 57 from Lambert,
Miss., was westbound on Ind. 2 when he attempted to turn left onto the ramp
for southbound I-65 when he “took the turn too fast and lost control.”
and box trailer rolled over onto their passenger’s side on the ramp’s outer
shoulder, police said.
Sharpes was able to
exit the tractor on his own power and escaped injury, police said. There
was, however, a small fuel leak and the honeyÑloaded in 17 plastic totesÑhad
to be offloaded before the trailer could be righted, police said.
Traffic was able to
squeeze by the wreck, police added.
Sharpes was driving
for Lucky 5 Inc. of Lemont, Ill.