Two drivers injured in crash along I-65 Friday morning

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LAKE COUNTY, Ind. – Two people were injured in a semi crash along I-65 Friday morning, Indiana State Police reported.

At 5:43 a.m., troopers were called to a crash between two semi-tractors in the southbound lanes of I-65 at mile-marker 243.1.

A preliminary investigation determined that a red 2005 Volvo tractor pulling one trailer was traveling slowly in the right lane because of an unknown mechanical issue.

A green 2018 Peterbilt was also traveling in the right lane when its driver tried to avoid the Volvo but couldn’t, instead hitting the back of the semi, reports said.

The impact caused the Peterbilt to run off the road and overturn, coming to a rest.

The Volvo pulled onto the right shoulder and came to a stop.

The trailer being pulled by the Volvo was damaged and its contents spilled across all lanes, blocking all travel.

The driver of the Peterbilt was trapped in the semi and suffered serious injuries.

An onlooker stopped at the scene and was able to pull the driver from the vehicle.

A trooper arrived on scene and helped the driver until he was taken to the hospital for his injuries.

The driver of the Volvo was also taken to the hospital for complaint of pain.

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