Sun-Times Media Wire ROSELAWN, Ind. (STMW)Â â€”
“A trucker was seriously hurt when four semi trucks collided on Interstate 65 in northwest Indiana Wednesday morning, closing the highway for four hours.
The crash happened just after 9 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-65, about a mile north of the State Route 10 exit, Indiana State Police said.
The driver of a 2006 Volvo semi hauling salt for Summit-based UROL Express failed to see traffic slowing because of a separate crash in front of him, police said.
The Volvo went off the left side of the roadway and onto a raised, snow-covered area, police said. The driver over-corrected and hit a trailer hauled by a Freightliner in front of him, police said.
The Volvo started to jackknife, and its own trailer also hit the Volvoâ€™s truck, crushing it and pinning the driver inside between the two trailers, police said.
A man driving the Volvo had to be cut out of the wreckage and was taken to St. Anthonyâ€™s Hospital in Crown Point, Ind., with life-threatening injuries, police said.
The Freightliner was also pushed into a Kenworth semi, which was then pushed into a second Freightliner driven by a 26-year-old Chicago man, police said. Those drivers were all wearing seat belts and were not hurt.
The wreck closed the I-65 for four hours, police said.
The crash happened near Roseland, Ind., which is located about 20 miles south of Crown Point.
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