Wrong-way driver dies in head-on crash with Crete truck

| 9/19/2012

A driver for Lincoln, NE-based Crete Carriers Corp. was shaken but not injured after a wrong-way driver in a pickup hit him head-on last week on the Borman Expressway in Gary, IN.

The local CBS television affiliate reported it happened early on the morning of Sept. 14.

One tractor-trailer swerved to miss the wrong-way driver, but the Crete driver said he had no time to react. The semi involved in the crash was loaded with about 41,000 pounds of food product that was going to Pennsylvania. The semi sustained severe front tractor damage, but its driver was not injured.

The pickup driver going the wrong way was killed instantly. Police say the 35-year-old man in the pickup may have been under the influence of alcohol, and they are awaiting the results of toxicology tests.

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