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Truck Loaded with Mail Rolls Over on I-65

18 Dec

Gazette Staff

Lake County-A semi loaded with mail rolled over this Wednesday, December 18, 2013, morning, closing the left lane on south bound I-65 at the 243 mile marker (this is three miles north of the Lowell exit).

Preliminary investigation by Master Trooper Martin Benner revealed that at approximately 10:51 a.m., this morning, a 2001 Volvo semi pulling a box trailer owned by Boss Trucking Incorporated out of Thornton, Illinois and driven by Robert Boutcher, 60 of Saint John, Indiana was south bound on I-65 when he changed lanes from the right lane to the left. There had been a previous crash in that location earlier which was off the roadway on the right and no lanes were closed because of it.

Boutcher stated he saw the crash activity up ahead and changed lanes to go into the left lane and began to slow down. He stated he looked to the right at the crash and when he looked forward another semi ahead of him was going slower than Boutcher’s semi. Boutcher steered to the left, went off the road, lost control and hit the barrier median cables. The Volvo semi then came back partially into the left lane before it went off the road again, losing control and hitting the barrier median cables for a second time causing the semi to roll over onto its passenger side in the median where it became entangled in the barrier cables.

Boutcher was taken to Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point with non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a seat belt. Boutcher was cited for Speed too Fast for Conditions.

The semi trailer was filled with United States Mail going to Lafayette then Indianapolis. No mail was lost. The Volvo semi was a total loss the trailer had damage to its passenger side.

The left lane is still closed for off loading of the mail onto another trailer and the up-righting of the semi.
The lane is expected to be closed for approximately another 1 ½ hours.

Crown Point Man Seriously Hurt in Roll Over

22 Oct

Lake County-A Crown Point was seriously injured this morning when he rolled his vehicle over numerous times on I-65.

Preliminary investigation by Senior Trooper Fred Trammel revealed that at
approximately 10:51 a.m., this Tuesday, October 22, 2013, morning, a 2007
Chrysler PT Cruiser, driven by Brett Novelli, 18 of Crown Point was south
bound on I-65 just north of the I-65 scales (one mile north of the Lowell exit)
in the left lane when he went off the road to the left for unknown reasons.
Novelli overcorrected, went back across south bound lanes, off the road to
the right and his PT Cruiser rolled over numerous times coming to rest in
the grassy ditch.

Novelli was taken to Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point with serious injuries.
The PT Cruiser was totaled.