LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A semi truck carrying 80 pounds of gun powder overturned Thursday morning closing one lane of Interstate 65 near Lafayette.
It happened around 3:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-65 near mile 171 (between the Ind. 38 and Ind. 26 exits).
Investigators says the driver swerved to avoid a deer, then overcorrected in the interstate median and finally ended up in a ditch.
Emergency crews had to break a window in the cab to pull the driver out. The driver was taken to IU Health Arnett Hospital with complaints of minor neck and back pain.
An Indiana State Police trooper on the scene said the semi, which belonged to United Parcel Service, was carrying gun powder when firefighters checked the hazmat materials list.
Trooper Tyler Bentlage said the gun powder did not pose a danger to the public.
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