Google TOC
Make This My Homepage
A   A   A
 Follow 
Share

Vigo Co.: Semi-Tractor Trailer Crash/ Entrapment



Two people were injured early Tuesday morning when a semi-tractor trailer hauling lumber ran off US 41 in Vigo County.

The driver, 59-year-old Alves Oriovaldo of Davie, Florida, suffered a minor hand injury.

A passenger, 38-year-old Oliver Ortega of Pompano Beach, Florida, suffered a head injury.

Oriovaldo said the cargo shifted causing the semi to veer off the right side of the road.

The semi then rolled over, spilling the lumber in the yard near the Terre Haute Bible Center.

Clean up of the scene took approximately three hours, however deputies were able to keep US41 open for travel.

Alcohol did not appear to be a factor and no arrests were made.