“Black Ice” Conditions Lead To Fatal Semi Crash

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January 9, 2015 — Indiana State Police say motorists should extra-care today, with blowing and drifting snow making roads extra-slick.  There were several spin-out mishaps caused by “black ice” conditions.

A 38-year-old Osceola trucker died Friday morning when he was pinned under the front right tire of his disabled semi-tractor and the rear left tire of another semi-truck that crashed into his rig on the shoulder of I-80-94 in Gary.  The crash happened just west of the I-65 interchange.

Indiana State Police say a Chicago trucker spun out and hit the rear of another truck.  That truck then slid onto the shoulder and into Marvin Reinholtz’s UPS Package semi-truck.  Reinholtz had emergency triangles placed out on the should to warn other motorists of his disabled truck.  He died at the scene.

[Photo of fatal crash scene courtesy of Indiana State Police, Lowell Post]



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