A Foley, Minn.,
trucker died on Thursday after losing control of his vehicle on the Indiana
Toll Road in Jackson Township, the Indiana State Police said.
The man was
identified as John A. James, 57.
police, at 11:45 a.m. James was westbound on the Toll Road, hauling an empty
box trailer, when for unknown reasons he entered the grassy median at the
34.2 mile marker, crossed both eastbound lanes, went through a guardrail on
the south side, traveled down an embankment, and came to rest against some
On responding to
the scene, Trooper O’Bryan Winfield began chest compressions on James until
EMS arrived but James was pronounced dead at the scene.
Coroner Chuck Harris told the Chesterton Tribune late on Thursday
that cause of death is pending an autopsy and the result of a routine
toxicology screen. Police did say that James may have experienced a medical
emergency which initially caused him to lose control of his rig.
Also responding to
the scene was the Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department.
James was driving
for Nordic Beagle Express of Foley.