Illinois driver injured in Grant County crash

GRANT COUNTY, Ind.—At approximately 11:42 a.m Saturday morning Indiana State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash near the 268 mile marker on I-69.


According to ISP, Corneliu Costecu, 68, Urbana, IL was driving a 2016 Volvo semi-tractor, pulling duel box trailers going southbound on I-69. Following the Volvo was a 2016 Freightliner semi-tractor, driven by Jesse D. Brata, 45, Saline, MI.

The Volvo was crossing an overpass when the semi-tractor began sliding sideways.

Costecu suffered a wound to his head, but refused medical treatment. The second driver, Brata did not report injuries.

At this time officials do not suspect alcohol or narcotics as contributing to the crash.

The crash cleanup and investigation required the southbound lanes of I-69 to be closed for approximately three hours.

Assisting at the crash site were Grant County EMS, Grant County Sheriff’s Department, and troopers working from the Indiana State Police Ft. Wayne Post.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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