Grill causes I-65 semi crash

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TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – A tow-behind grill was the cause of a semi rollover on southbound Interstate 65 Monday.

Around 2:25 a.m., Indiana State Police said the semi driver was several miles past the Dayton exit, near mile marker 164, when he came upon an unhitched grill sitting in the middle of the interstate. Due to poor visibility from a lack of natural light and the grill’s black color, troopers said the driver didn’t see the grill until it was too late.

After hitting the grill, the semi veered into the median and rolled over, hitting the cable barriers.

As a result, debris scattered into both directions of I-65. Troopers said the debris caused flat tires for several cars in both the north and southbound lanes.

Tippecanoe County medics and the Sheffield Fire Department also responded to the crash.

As of 4:45 a.m., traffic was down to one lane on I-65 southbound.

There were no injuries in the crash. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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