Dump truck tips, closes I-69

A dumptruck tipped over along Interstate 69 near the Illinois Road interchange on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016.
A dumptruck tipped over along Interstate 69 near the Illinois Road interchange on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A dump truck driver suffered minor injuries after his rig tipped over along Interstate 69 on Thursday in a crash that closed lanes of the highway.

Police and medics were called at 2:50 p.m. to the southbound lanes of Interstate 69 near the Illinois Road interchange. There, a large dump truck was laid on its side.

According to a press release from the Indiana State Police (ISP), the dump truck was traveling southbound on I-69 near in the far right lane when the front right tire of the truck blew out. This caused the driver to hit a guard rail and then vaulted up onto the side of a sound barrier wall. After the driver struck the wall, the vehicle tipped onto it’s side, slid across three lanes to the left, and hit the median where it came to a stop.

ISP Sgt. Ron Galaviz said the truck was filled with auto debris and dirt.

The driver was wearing his seatbelt at the time of crash, and was taken to a nearby hospital for minor injuries, according to the press release.

Crews closed all southbound lanes of the interstate while the crash was cleared. The highway was closed for more than an hour.

Viewers reported traffic was backed up from Jefferson Boulevard to Goshen Road.

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