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Semi-Tractor Crash on I-70 Involving Haz-Mat Snarls Traffic

Plainfield, IN-  A property damage crash on I-70 EB at the 65.8 involving a semi-tractor tanker transporting Haz-Mat has snarled traffic throughout the day.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning, troopers from the Indianapolis Post were dispatched to I-70 EB at the 65.8 mm on the report of a semi-tractor tanker in the ditch on the south side of the roadway. The preliminary investigation revealed that Howard Durling, 59, of Houston TX was operating a 2013 Volvo semi-tractor tanker EB on I-70 at the 65.8 mm and experienced mechanical steering problems.

As Durling was attempting to move to the emergency shoulder he lost steering control causing the semi-tractor tanker to go into the ditch and overturn onto the passenger side. Durling was not injured.

The tanker was not compromised; however a small leak did occur from a valve on top of the tanker due to it lying on its side.  Haz-Mat specialists from Summit Environmental Services were able to secure the leak and the load of toluene. I-70 WB lanes remained open during the investigation.

The Indiana Department of Transportation initiated a detour route at SR 39 to US 40 to SR 267 to move traffic around the crash scene. A certified tanker from Ohio is being brought to the scene to off load the Haz-Mat material and I-70 EB from SR 39 to SR 267 is expected to remain closed until 10:00 p.m.

The Indiana truck crash attorneys at Glaser & Ebbs are skilled at representing clients and their family members injured in automobile accidents. It often takes legal action to receive fair compensation in these cases. If the responsible party is not found, we will help you look for other coverage. Contact Glaser & Ebbs to learn more about your legal rights and options.

 

Source: Nixle