Beer truck rolls, shuts part of N. Ind. interstate

(Provided Photo/Indiana State Police)
(Provided Photo/Indiana State Police)

LAKE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — A semi loaded with beer rolled over early Monday morning and closed down part of a northern Indiana interstate.

It happened around 6:45 a.m. on Interstate 65 northbound at the 237 mile marker, which is about three miles south of the Lowell exit.

Police say the semi was north on I-65 in the left lane when the driver was adjusting his radio, causing the semi to drift off the roadway. Police say the driver over-corrected to the right and lost control of the semi.

The semi, which was loaded with bottled and canned beer, then went into a grassy median where it rolled. The top split open, causing some of the load to spill onto the median.

The left lane of the interstate was shut down so crews could off-load the beer and upright the semi.

Motorists in the area could expect to see slowed or stopped traffic.

The driver was taken to a local hospital to be treated for a cut to his arm. He was cited for unsafe lane movement.

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