Crash sends two semi drivers to hospital
Post-Tribune staff report March 31, 2013 4:52PM
Updated: March 31, 2013 9:53PM
A two semi crash sent two drivers to a local hospital and closed southbound Interstate 65 for several hours Saturday night near Lowell.
The drivers’ injuries are not life-threatening. Both were wearing seatbelts, which may have lessened the severity of the injuries.
Indiana State Police investigators said the crash occurred around 7 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 65. A white 2005 Freightliner, driven by 31-year-old by Tolla Ayana Burayou of Minneapolis, was traveling in the right lane when a black Kenworth, driven by 36-year-old Jennifer M. Buchholz of Brownsville, Wis., ran into the back of Burayou’s semi for an unknown reason.
Burayou’s Freightliner and trailer overturned onto the passenger side and traveled off the roadway onto the outer shoulder. Buchholz’s Kenworth stayed upright and also traveled onto the outer shoulder where it came to rest.
Southbound I-65 near the 240 mile marker was shut down completely from 8 p.m. Saturday until 2:30 a.m. Sunday. All lanes reopened around 6 a.m.
The investigation is continuing, but no citations have been issued at this time.