Semi rollover closes I-469 northbound lanes

I-469 semi accident
The semi that crashed Tuesday morning was transporting grapes.
The semi that crashed Tuesday morning was transporting grapes.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Traffic was down to one lane for several hours on I-469 northbound near exit 17, near Minnich Road in southeast Fort Wayne.

According to officials on the scene, the accident happened just before 6 a.m. on Tuesday when the semi driver reached down for something, left the roadway and was unable to recover.

A homeland security official was to check for a possible fuel spill because the truck landed in a ravine. However, the oil spill wasn’t large enough to cause concern.

The health department was also on scene to check on the conditions of the trucks cargo – grapes.

The driver had minor injuries but refused treatment. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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