DATE: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
SUBJECT: Crash with Injury - Interstate 164 at the 11mm
RELEASE NUMBER: 2013-NR-084
CONTACT: Lt. Sam Preston
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Eric Williams
At approximately 1:20 PM today, Vanderburgh County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to I-164 near the 11 mile marker in reference to an injury crash where a semi hauling coal ran off of the roadway.
The semi owned by Gibco was travelling south and ran off of the west side of the roadway and came to rest near Pigeon Creek. The driver, Justin D. Huston, was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital for non life threatening injuries. Huston stated that he did not remember what happened but believes a tire blew out.
A witness told deputies that the semi was travelling straight and he heard a loud “pop” just prior to the accident.
South-bound I-164 was restricted to one lane while clean-up crews removed coal that was spilled on the roadway. Some diesel fuel was also spilled due to the accident.
The Indiana Department of Transportation is working with environmental personnel in ensure that this spill is contained.
Justin D. Huston
26 year of age