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Tractor-trailer overturns on I-70

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

PUTNAM COUNTY -- At approximately 7:50 a.m., Tuesday, Indiana State Police troopers were dispatched to the westbound lanes of Interstate-70 near the 29-mile marker for a one vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer.

The crash resulted in no injuries.

A preliminary investigation concluded a brown, 2005, International tractor was pulling a box trailer westbound on I-70 in the construction zone at the 29-mile marker.

The tractor-trailer, operated by Bryan P. Clarke, 48, Sullivan, Mo., failed to slow properly and veered to the right to avoid striking the rear of other westbound traffic.

The vehicle traveled off the roadway and overturned.

The tractor-trailer was owned by St. James Transports, LLC, and was hauling food items from Napoleon, Ohio, to Salem, Mo.

ISP Master Trooper Matt Ames investigated the crash. Ames also conducted a Level I Commercial Vehicle Inspection of the truck and trailer and found no braking deficiencies.

The driver was cited for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid a Crash.

I-70 is open, but moving slowly in the crash area. Cleanup was expected to continue later into Tuesday.

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