“Black Ice” Conditions Lead To Fatal Semi Crash
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]