US 30 back open in Whitley County

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) Traffic on U.S. 30 in Whitley County was disrupted for several hours Friday morning as the result of a crash involving two trucks that took place between CR 300 E and 400 E of Columbia City near City Ford and Paige’s Crossing.

According to a crash report from the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, a dump truck driven by Rodney A. Rider, 52, of Fort Wayne was stopped at a traffic light in the westbound lanes when a semi driven by Erick Centeno, 50, of Illinois ran into the back of the dump truck. Both drivers were taken to a hospital for treatment of internal injuries. No other vehicles were involved.

The westbound lanes were closed for several hours and opened back up to traffic at 10:50 a.m.