Firery Fatal Crash On The Indiana Toll Road Closes All Lanes For Hours
A truck driver lost his life in a fiery crash on the Indiana Toll Road Monday afternoon. A 2011 Kenworth semi, owned by R.B. Humphreys Incorporated out of Rome, New York, was pulling a box trailer loaded with brownies, in the right lane east bound on the Indiana Toll Road at the 42 mile marker (this is two miles east of the US 421 exit) when it was hit from behind. The driver, Orville McDougall, 38 of Riviera Beach, Florida, was stopped at this location because of traffic backed up leading into the construction area ahead at the 49 mile marker (lanes go from two down to one). A second semi, 2015 International pulling a box trailer, failed to slow down/stop and ran into the rear of McDougall’s trailer. The International semi caught fire and became fully engulfed, trapping the driver inside. The driver of the International was pronounced dead at the scene by the La Porte County Coroner. The name of the deceased driver is being witheld pending notification to the family.
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