Single vehicle crash closed I-90 in northwestern Indiana for several hours Friday night

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This past Friday, Sep. 30, at approximately 8:50 p.m., a single vehicle crash occurred on I-90 west at the 18.7 mile-marker on the Indiana Toll Road.

The driver Antonio Dodson, 51, of Tennessee, lost control of his 2022 Freightliner Tractor trailer which was loaded with produce.

The preliminary investigation showed that Dodson lost control of his vehicle from the far-right lane, crossing over three westbound lanes until impacting the traffic attenuator at the 18.7 mile-marker.

The truck continued through the attenuator and rolled over the concrete barrier wall into the east bound travel lanes with its trailer partially in the westbound lanes.

Shortly after impact the vehicle became fully engulfed in flames.

Dodson was able to escape his vehicle without injury with assistance from a good Samaritan and was later evaluated by Gary EMS.

Due to the heavy flames and smoke, Indiana State Police troopers shut down all east and west bound lanes with help from Toll Road maintenance staff.

Gary Fire and EMS Department made the scene and were able to control and extinguish the vehicle fire. Gary Fire secured the scene while WAFFCO Towing removed the crashed vehicle and debris from the roadway.

The roadway was able to reopen at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Saturday.

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