Tanker Crash Closes Lane of U.S. 30

By: Robert Borrelli
By: Robert Borrelli

A crash involving a semi tanker truck has closed down one lane of U.S. 30 through Laporte County this morning.

The accident happened just after 9:30 Central Time at U.S. 30 and State Road 39.

An elderly man was trapped for a time in the wreckage. He was flown to a hospital by medical helicopter.

The tanker is reportedly leaking some type of corrosive liquid. Those on the scene are being warned not to breathe-in any fumes.

The Laporte County HATMAT Team is on the scene dealing with that.

Police have closed down the eastbound lanes of U.S. 30 from State Road 421 to U.S. 35.

We'll have more on this situation on later editions of Newscenter 16 and here on wndu.com.


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