Wednesday October 17 4:23 pm

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Semi Loses Coil on Interstate


Preliminary investigation by Trooper John Landowski revealed at approximately 5:35 p.m., yesterday, a 2000 Volvo semi pulling a covered flatbed, owned by Jocobella Incorporated out of Franklin, Illinois, and driven by Jesse Woods, 43 of Hammond, Indiana, was east bound on I-80/94 in the right lane when he abruptly had to brake and swerve to avoid an unknown car that cut him off.

The coil that was loaded on his trailer rolled off and went southeast across the exit ramp to Ripley Street south bound ramp. This caused damage to the roadway and the south side guard rail. The coil came to rest on the right shoulder of the Ripley Street south bound ramp exit.

An inspection by Master Trooper Taylor Bryant with the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division revealed that the semi was placed out of service for leaky load and insufficient tie downs on his second loaded coil. Woods also had other minor equipment and log book violations also.

The ramp was closed for approximately two hours to clean-up the roadway and remove the coil.

Assisting: Master Trooper Taylor Bryant-Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, Troopers Corey Adam and Brayan Espinoza, Indiana Department of Transportation, Hoosier Helpers, and Bert’s Towing

Pictures are of the scene