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Semitrailer rollover blocks tollway ramp

Emergency personnel are shown scene semitrailer rollover Wednesday April 23 2014 ramp from Interstate 80 eastbound IndianToll Road Lake Station.

Emergency personnel are shown at the scene of a semitrailer rollover Wednesday, April 23, 2014, on the ramp from Interstate 80 to the eastbound Indiana Toll Road in Lake Station. No one was injured in the accident. | Indiana State Police photo

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Updated: April 23, 2014 10:30PM



LAKE STATION -- A semitrailer rollover Wednesday blocked a ramp to the Indiana Toll Road for two hours.

According to a press release from the Indiana State Police, a 2005 Freightliner driven by Reymundo C. Ramirez, 47 of Alsip, Ill., took the ramp from Interstate 80 eastbound to the Indiana Toll Road too fast, which caused his trailer carrying a rail container loaded with 35,000 pounds of pine wood to shift and roll over.

Ramirez was not hurt and no load was lost in the 12:20 p.m. accident.

The ramp was closed until approximately 2:24 p.m. to upright the rig, police said.



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