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Semi Carrying Mail Rolls Over Near Lowell

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In Lake County, a semi loaded with U-S mail heading to Lafayette and Indianapolis rolled over around 11 am Wednesday on south bound I-65 three miles north of the Lowell exit. No mail was lost. Indiana State Police say the driver, a 60-year-old St. John man, was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Preliminary investigation by Master Trooper Martin Benner revealed that the driver 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, police say.   The driver told police 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 his semi. He steered to the left, went off the road, lost control and hit the barrier median cables, troopers say, and the 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.  [Photo/Indiana State Police]


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