An Illinois man was seriously injured this morning when he lost
control of his semi on the snow/ice covered interstate.
Preliminary investigation by State Police indicates
that at approximately 8:20 a.m., today a 2011 Ford semi
pulling an empty flat bed trailer, driven by Sean Gaw, 31 of Elmhurst,
Illinois was southbound on I-65 in the right lane when he lost
control on the bridge over State Road 2 at the Lowell
The area was receiving snow with a strong cross wind that made
the roadways icy and slick. The semi began to jack-knife went off the
roadway to the west, down a steep embankment backwards where the tractor hit
a tree on the driverís side.
Gaw was pinned inside the semi and had to be extricated by emergency
personnel. He was transported to Saint Anthonyís Hospital in Crown Point
with serious injuries.
The semi was owned by Forming America LTD out of West Chicago, Illinois.