Load of Mail Crashed: “No Mail Was Lost.”
December 18, 2013 — by Jerry Howard
Indiana State Police says a semi-truck loaded with mail rolled over today, partially closing southbound I-65 three miles north of the Lowell exit.
Its preliminary investigation shows that a Volvo-semi pulling a box trailer owned by Boss Trucking Incorporated of Thornton, Illinois was driven southbound by 60-year-old Robert Boutcher of Saint John when he changed lanes from the right lane to the left.
ISP reports that Boutcher says he saw crash activity ahead and moved into the left lane and began to slow though another semi ahead of him was going even slower. ISP says Boutcher steered to the left and went off the road where he lost control and hit barrier median cables.
State Police report that his, “Volvo semi then came back partially into the left lane before it went off the road again, losing control and hitting the barrier median cables for a second time causing the semi to roll over onto its passenger side in the median where it became entangled in the barrier cables. ”
Police say Boutcher was taken to Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point for his injuries, reporting that he was wearing a seat belt and that he was cited for “Speed too Fast for Conditions.”
ISP says, “The semi trailer was filled with United States Mail going to Lafayette then Indianapolis. No mail was lost. The Volvo semi was a total loss the trailer had damage to its passenger side.”