Truck crashes, dumps 1,500 pounds of ice on road

(Provided Photo/Jackson County Sheriff's Department)
(Provided Photo/Jackson County Sheriff's Department)

JACKSON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – A box truck carrying 1,500 pounds of bagged ice crashed in Jackson County on Saturday morning, spilling the ice all over SR 135.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, a Cosner Ice truck driven by Jeremy T Scalf, 31, of Bedford, was heading northbound in the 3500 block of SR 135, when the truck failed to make a curve.

The truck hit a Jackson County REMC utility pole before hitting a fence and turning over on its passenger side. The 1,500 pounds of ice were dumped all over the road, police said.

Police said the road was closed for two hours while the utility pole was fixed and the truck was towed away. Each bag of ice had to be loaded off the truck, opened and then emptied into the ditch so the wrecker could up-right the truck, according to police.

Once the truck was up, a fire from the engine compartment ignite. The fire was quickly extinguished by the Brownstown Township Volunteer Fire Department, who had responded to the scene.

The driver was not injured in the crash.

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