From the Indiana State Police
semi driver took the ramp from I-80 east bound to the Indiana Toll Road too
fast shifting his load and causing him to roll his semi tractor and trailer
over blocking the ramp today.
Preliminary investigation by the Indiana State Police indicates that at
approximately 12:20 p.m.,today, a 2005 Freightliner, owned by Jet Transport
out of Chicago, Illinois, and driven by Reymundo C. Ramirez, 47 of Alsip,
Illinois took the curved ramp too fast. This caused his trailer carrying a
rail container, owned by SPI Red Bluff Millwork out of Red Bluff,
California, and loaded with 35,000 pounds of pine wood to shift and roll
over onto its driverís side.
Ramirez was not hurt and no load was lost.
ramp from I-80 east bound to the Indiana Toll Road was closed until
approximately 2:24 p.m., to upright the semi and trailer.
Assisting were the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
Division; Lake Station Fire Department, Waffco Towing and Indiana Department
of Transportation Hoosier Helpers.