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Trucker cited when rig rolls on I65 off ramp

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A trucker was cited on Thursday after rolling his semi-tractor trailer on an I-65 ramp in Lake County, the Indiana State Police said.

According to police, at 10:01 p.m. Mike Acosta, 23, of Celina, Tenn., was traveling too fast to negotiate the curve of the ramp from northbound I-65 to westbound I-80, his load of aluminum rolls, shifted, and his rig rolled onto its side.

Acosta—who was issued citations for speed too fast to avoid a collision and a load securement violation—advised police that a passenger vehicle had cut him off.

The eight aluminum rolls—totaling 37,315 pounds in weight—were not lost but the top of the trailer was split open, police said.

There were lanes closures until 12:45 a.m. for offloading the aluminum rolls and righting the rig.

Acosta refused medical treatment for a non-life threatening injury to his head, police said.



Posted 8/31/2012