Early Tuesday morning, a semi pulling double trailers was involved in a property damage crash on I-80 that caused early morning delays. Preliminary investigation by Trooper James Brasseur revealed that a semi driven by Michael Bowles of Chicago, Illinois, was westbound on I-80 at the 6.8 mile marker 2 miles east of Cline Ave. INDOT was in the area performing roadway maintenance and had sign trucks with illuminated arrow boards indicating lanes 3 and 4 were closed. The semi disregarded the lighted arrow board/attenuator and attempted to swerve at the last moment, striking the portable impact attenuator with the right side of the vehicle. This resulted in damage to the attenuator and scrape damage to the tractor and both trailers. The driver over-corrected as the semi swerved to the left and drove onto the inside shoulder before the driver was able to correct the vehicle back to the right, causing the second trailer to overturn. The truck then came to a rest blocking the left two lanes of I-80.
May 8th, 2018|Local News|