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A semi traveling on I-80/94 lost his load after crashing through a sound barrier wall Sunday.

Posted: Jan 8, 2018 11:12 AM

LAKE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A semi traveling on Interstate 80/94 lost his load after crashing through a sound barrier wall Sunday.

Police say it happened at around 11:20 in the evening.

23-year-old Aaron Sparkman of Merrillville was headed westbound when he lost control of his Camaro while attempting to change lanes and ran into a concrete barrier wall. The vehicle then came back over and struck a semi driven by 59-year-old David Horchner of Sand Lake, Michigan.

The impact caused the semi to leave the roadway, forcing it into a ditch where it crashed through a sound barrier wall.
The crash caused the semi to lose its load of steel plates.

The incident resulted in a nearly 3-hour shutdown of two westbound lanes on I-80/94 for removal of the vehicles and cleanup.
The steel plates were left to be removed on Monday.

The drivers of both vehicles refused medical treatment.

Assisting ISP at the scene were the Indiana Department of Transportation Hoosier Helpers and Bert’s Towing.

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