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Semi Truck Driver Cited For Speeding

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A semi flipped on its side early this morning. Several hours passed as crews worked to clean up the roadway following the truck accident.

The ramp from I-465 southbound to I-70 was closed for more than an hour.

According to Indiana State Police, the driver, Touby Thong, was driving too fast as entered the ramp causing his tractor and trailer to overturn.

Thong became trapped in the crash and had to be extricated by the fire department. After they freed him, he was taken to Methodist Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

It was two or more hours before crews were able to upright the semi and remove the wreckage from the highway.

Police ticketed him citing excessive speed.

InjuryBoard’s Tractor-Trailer Accident – Help Center has several helpful articles about staying safe on the road and how to avoid accidents.