On Tuesday, May 14th, just before 5:30 A.M., Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the intersection of US 20 and Fail Road reference a crash involving two commercial motor vehicles and two passenger vehicles. The crash investigation revealed three vehicles were stopped in the westbound lanes of US 20 waiting for the traffic control device to cycle at the intersection. The vehicle, a Peterbilt tractor, being driven by 33 year old Melvin Smith Jr. of Oak Park, Illinois, was traveling west on US 20. Smith advised deputies that he observed the vehicles stopped but was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision. The passenger side of Smith’s tractor struck the trailer being pulled by the other commercial motor vehicle. The two passenger vehicles sustained damage due to the initial impact of the two commercial motor vehicles. Smith was transported to an area hospital for medical treatment. Another accident on US 20 was reported on Tuesday at Hitchcock Road in Michigan City.
May 15th, 2019|Local News|