Dump truck crash spills 18 tons of sand onto I-69, interstate closed for two hours

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO) – Both lanes of I-69 southbound were closed for two hours Thursday after a crash involving a dump truck.

An investigation revealed just past 9 a.m. Thursday, a dump truck was traveling southbound near the 323 mm in the driving lane, when a Chevrolet Equinox began overtaking the truck in the passing lane.

The truck then merged into the passing lane, striking the SUV in the right front passenger side. The SUV then entered the grass median and spun, struck the cable barrier system and came to a rest.

The truck driver over-corrected after striking the SUV and began to overturn. The truck came to a rest facing west, overturned on the driver’s side.

The truck driver was trapped in the vehicle until emergency personnel were able to rescue him through the windshield. He was transported to Parkview Regional Medical Center along with the driver and passenger of the SUV.

The truck was hauling 18 tons of sand at the time of the collision, which spilled onto the roadway.

Parkers Towing removed the truck and cleaned the roadway. I-69 was back open around 11 a.m.

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