Black ice causes semi to flip into ditch off Toll Road

Elkhart, Ind. Indiana State Police say a semi driver was transported to the hospital after his tanker flipped upside down and into a ditch off the Toll Road.

It happened just after 9 a.m. Sunday, just west of mile marker 92 in Elkhart County.

Police say the driver was traveling east when black ice on the road caused him to lose control.

The tanker went off the road and flipped upside down, coming to rest in a ditch.

The driver was trapped inside until firefighters arrived. They used the 'jaws of life' to free the man.

Police say the driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The tanker was carrying about 8,300 gallons of diesel fuel. Police say, luckily, none of it spilled.

They're urging drivers to slow down on slick roadways.


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