Man airlifted to South Bend hospital following crash on US 30
On Monday afternoon, Porter County Sheriff’s Officers responded to a serious injury crash on US Hwy 30 about a quarter of a mile east of CR 575 East involving a pickup truck and a semi. Initial investigation at the scene and witness statements, show the driver of a red 2014 Ford F150, 73 year old James Sperry from Hebron, was westbound on US Hwy 30. Witnesses stated, Sperry was traveling westbound weaving in and out of westbound traffic and then crossing the median into eastbound traffic two times. On Sperry’s second crossing of the median, he stuck a semi head-on in the left lane. The semi driver, 66 year old Fred Hundt of Knox, was driving his silver 2016 Freightliner in the right lane. Hundt had another semi suddenly switch lanes in front of him and begin to slow down. Hundt then switched lanes to the left lane to avoid a rear end collision with that semi and was subsequently struck head on by the red F150. Sperry was airlifted to South Bend for incapacitating injuries, Hundt was uninjured. No citations were issued at the scene and standard toxicology results are pending.
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