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US421 in La Porte County reopens after wind gust blows over semi

US421 in La Porte County was shut down between SR8 and SR10 because of an accident involving an overturned semi and a Jeep Friday afternoon. It reopened at 6:15 p.m.

According to Captain Tim Shortt with the La Porte County sheriff's Office, the semi was traveling southbound when it was blown over by a gust of wind.

A Jeep traveling northbound collided with the trailer, drove through it and ended up in a roadside ditch.

The overturned semi is blocking US421.

The driver of the Jeep suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.

The accident also caused a diesel spill and HAZMAT crews were called out to clean it up.

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