Texas man injured when car collides with semi on I-70
CLOVERDALE -- Wet pavement on Interstate 70 contributed to a Sunday crash that sent a Texas man to the hospital.
Shortly before 12:30 p.m., Anthony Aquirre, 33, of Arlington, Texas, was westbound in the area of the 38.5-mile marker in a 2013 Hyundai sedan when he lost control in the heavy rain.
The vehicle crossed over the grassy median and into the eastbound lanes, where it hit the rear trailer tandem axles of a 2005 Freightliner tractor driven by 48-year-old Ajit Singh of Henderson, Nevada.
Anthony Aquirre was transported to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for facial lacerations and leg injuries. Seatbelt was in use.
Singh was not injured. Singh was driving for Poker Transport Inc of Ontario, Calif. and hauling household items.
The eastbound lanes of I-70 were closed for approximately 90 minutes to remove the injured and clean up. No official reroute of traffic occurred.
The crash was investigated by Indiana State Police Master Trooper Matt Ames. Assisting were ISP Troopers Brandon Mullen and Ritch Reynolds, Putnam County Sheriff's Office, Putnam County Operation Life and Cloverdale Township Fire Department.