Semi Loses Load of Lumber on Top of Car

24 Oct

user29390-1382654296-media1Lake County-A semi-flat bed loaded with lumber took the I-65 north bound to I-80/94 west bound ramp too fast losing his load of lumber on top of a passenger car traveling in the lane next to it.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Josh Roa revealed that at approximately 2:59 p.m., this Thursday, October 24, 2013, afternoon, a 2004 International semi pulling a flat bed loaded with lumber, driven by James Reynolds, 61 of Salem, Indiana was on the I-65 north bound to I-80/94 west bound ramp in the middle lane when he tookthe curve too fast. This caused his load of lumber to shift and his semi-flat bed to start to roll-over.

A 2009 Nissan, driven by Katrina Reillo, 31 of East Chicago, was in the right lane next to Reynolds’s semi when she realized the semi was losing its load and beginning to roll-over. Reillo was able to lie across her Nissan’s console toward the passenger side when part of the load of lumber landed on the driver’s side top crushing it. Reillo was taken to Saint Mary’s Medical Center in Hobart with non-life threatening injuries. She was wearing a seat belt. The semi was owned by Stonebelt Freight Lines out of Bloomington, Indiana.
Reynolds was treated and released at the scene for complaint of pain. He was wearing a seat belt.
Reynolds was cited for Speed Too Fast to Avoid a Collision and an Unsecure Load.

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11 Responses to “Semi Loses Load of Lumber on Top of Car”

  1. Kathy Roll-Hetrick via Facebook October 24, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

    😦

  2. Mike Stulac via Facebook October 24, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    I fail to understand people who hang next to a semi in curves in the tumble zone.

    • Anonymous October 24, 2013 at 9:58 pm #

      Semi drivers fail to drive safely and follow speed limit. I was in the accident and by NO means was it my fault! I’m thankful to be alive.

      • Anonymous October 31, 2013 at 3:54 am #

        Glad your ok but the part about driving safely and doing the speed limit applies to everyone and not just trucks.

  3. Cnote Griffin via Facebook October 24, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

    Wow. At least she was aware enough to escape serious injury.

    • Anonymous October 24, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

      Glad she’s ok. Hope she gets some money. And the semi driver shouldn’t drive a truck again

  4. Judie Matusik Wilusz via Facebook October 24, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

    glad she’s ok!

  5. Erin Dooley Machura via Facebook October 24, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

    So my fear of this happening is not irrational after all!

  6. Nikkalynn Foster DeLaurentis via Facebook October 24, 2013 at 10:54 pm #

    Not at all Erin. Happens not infrequently

  7. Tom Black via Facebook October 25, 2013 at 10:09 am #

    I heard it go down on the scanner yesterday

  8. Gerard White via Facebook October 26, 2013 at 7:08 am #

    As a truck driver myself he should of known better than to do that especially during work hrs traffic. Guys like this are why people think we all are pricks. No load is worth putting the publics or your selfs safety at risk.

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