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Trucker cited in I-65 crash

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A trucker was cited on Monday after he lost control of his semi-tractor trailer on I-65 in Lake County, the Indiana State Police said.

According to police, at 5:10 p.m. Matthew J. Stockwell, 35, of Scottville, Mich., was southbound on I-65 when, he later advised, his steering locked to the right, causing his rig to leave the roadway, hit a guard rail, then strike the bridge pillar of the 73rd Street overpass.

A small portion of his load--26,000 pounds of frozen food--was lost, police said.

Stockwell himself was not injured but he was issued a citation for unsafe lane movement.

Stockwell was driving for Herin Brothers Inc. of Hesperia, Mich.

The Indiana Department of Transportation inspected the bridge and found no structural damage, police said.


Posted 4/29/2014