Ramp rollover sows seeds of traffic discontent
Post-Tribune staff report February 26, 2014 5:30PM
A semitrailer driven by a Michigan man, 43, rolled over Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, on the Interstate 65 northbound to Intersate 80-94 westbound ramp. The right lane of the ramp was expected to be closed until about 8 p.m., according to the satte police. | Indiana State Police
Updated: February 26, 2014 5:58PM
GARY — The Interstate 65 northbound ramp onto Interstate 80-94 westbound was reduced to one lane Wednesday afternoon after a semitrailer rolled over.
The Indiana State Police said a semitrailer containing 42,450 pounds of feed seed in 55-pound bags driven by Robert W. Kelly, 43, of Port Huron, Mich., took the ramp too fast causing his load of seed to shift and his trailer to roll over.
As Kelly lost control he went off the roadway into a ditch where his tractor stayed upright but his trailer rolled over onto its side. The load of feed seed stayed intact in the trailer, police said.
Kelly was taken to St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart with non-life-threatening injuries. He was wearing his seat belt.
Kelly was cited for speed too fast and also for having a false log.
He was on his way to Port Huron from Remington, Ind.
The right lane of the ramp was closed and traffic was using the left lane to get by. The right lane was expected to be closed until about 8 p.m. as the bags of feed were unloaded.