Indiana personal injury – 42,000-pound coil falls of semi-truck

Legal news for Indiana personal injury attorneys. A semi-truck that was hauling steel coils, somehow lost a coil, which struck two vehicles.

Indiana State Police alert- Three people are dead after a steel coil fell off the trailer of a semi-truck.

Orange County, IN—A 42,000-pound steel coil detached from a semi truck that it was being hauled on, and caused a fatal accident involving two other vehicles. Three people were killed in the wreck that occurred on Monday, January 11, 2010, around 7:20 p.m. at SR 37 and County Line Road in Orange County, as reported by WTHR.

According to Indiana State Police, a semi-truck was hauling a load of steel coils that weighed nearly 42,000-pounds. As the semi was rounding a curve, one of the heavy coils fell off the trailer and hit a northbound pickup truck. The coil continued to roll down the roadway and struck a smaller car behind the pickup truck. Two people who were riding in the pickup, and one person in the car were tragically killed after being hit by the coil. The identities of the deceased victims were not released at this time. It is unknown if any other people were injured. The Orange County Sheriffs Department and the Indiana State Police are investigating the fatal accident. The ISP Motor Carrier Division and accident reconstructionists are also on the scene. No charges in connection with the fatal wreck have been filed.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Indiana personal injury lawyers.

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