DECATUR COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) - Decatur County officials responded to a semi tractor fire on I-74 Monday night.
The incident occurred just after 8:30 p.m. on westbound I-74 at the 130.5 mile marker.
According to a release from the Decatur County Sheriff's Office, when police arrived on the scene, the semi was fully engulfed in flames.
Officials were able to safely remove the driver from the debris. He was transported to the Decatur County Memorial Hospital and later flown to the University of Cincinnati Hospital for possible internal injuries.
Initial investigation reveals the driver was eating and began to choke. The choking fit caused him to pass out. As a result, his vehicle crossed into the right lane, struck another semi, and then struck a guard rail. The truck then flew over the guard rail, went airborne into a ditch, and caught fire.
The driver of the other semi was not seriously injured in the crash and his vehicle was not seriously damaged.
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