A semi lost control Sunday afternoon on I-65 northbound at the 236 mile marker (this approximately four miles south of the Lowell exit) which brought traffic to a stop. Preliminary investigation showed that just before 5 p.m., a Freightliner pulling a box trailer, driven by 49 year old Ronzell Dewyan Forte, of Gardena, California was northbound when he went off the roadway (newly paved road) and could not gain control of his semi. The Freightliner struck the guard rail, then went into the cable barrier, and lastly hit the concrete post for the new overhead sign board. The guard rail after being hit jutted out into the roadway where a Toyota Rav4, driven by a 38 year old from Indianapolis, was unable to avoid it and struck it.
Approximately 100 feet of guardrail and approximately 150 feet of cable barrier were damaged. A large section of the concrete was chipped off the sign board base. The Freightliner also lost approximately 150 gallons of diesel from his passenger side tank. There were no injuries reported. The interstate was completely opened at approximately just before 8 p.m. Forte was placed out of service for having a False Log.