Rollover closes I-94 ramp in Chesterton; driver ticketed
Post-Tribune Staff Report August 3, 2012 5:32PM
Two emergency responders walk away from a 57,000-pound steel coil that fell from a semitrailer on the northbound Indiana 49 ramp to eastbound Interstate 94 Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. The semitrailer's driver was ticketed. | ~ Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police.
A Chicago truck driver was injured and ticketed Friday after rolling his rig on the northbound Indiana 49 ramp to eastbound Interstate 94 in Chesterton.
According to a press release from the Indiana State Police, Vasil Simonovski, 24 of Chicago, hauling a 57,000-pound steel coil was driving too fast to properly negotiate the curve portion of the ramp when the rig rolled. Simonovski told police could not recall what happened.
The semitrailer is owned by P I and I Motor Express Inc. of of Masury, Ohio. The load was coming from Portage and headed to Mishawaka.
Simonovski was taken to Porter Memorial Hospital in Chesterton with non-life threatening injuries, the press release said.
Simonovski was cited for speed too fast to avoid a collision, overeeight permit violation, and equipment violations.