Beer truck spills part of load on I-65, snarls traffic for hours
Staff report August 4, 2014 12:10PM
A beer truck tipped over on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, snarling traffic on northbound Interstate 65. | Supplied photo
Updated: September 6, 2014 6:13AM
A semi-truck loaded with beer rolled on Interstate 65, spilling part of its load, snarling northbound traffic in the process.
The left lane of I-65 at mile marker 237 was shut down following the crash, about three miles south of the Lowell exit, according to a press release from the Indiana State Police.
The crash happened about 6:45 a.m. Monday, but back traffic up for hours.
According to the police press release, Khurshid A. Makhmudov, 31, of Vancouver Washington, was headed north on I-65 in the left lane when he adjusted his radio and that caused the truck to drift of the roadway. The driver overcorrected to the right and lost control, the release said.
The the truck, owned by Enroute Transport Incorporated, of Chicago, went into the median, rolled and slid about 200 feet, the release said.
Makhmudov was cited for unsafe lane movement and taken to Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point with a forearm injury.
The truck was hauling bottles and cans of beer, including Miller Lite. The beer was going to be loaded on to another trailer before it can be up righted, the release said. Authorities reminded motorists who are traveling in that area to pay attention to slowed or stopped traffic.