RENNSELAER, Ind. - A semi-truck carrying a load of child car seats was deemed a total loss Friday after igniting during a collision.
Indiana State Police said the semi was traveling northbound on I-65 about five miles north of the Fair Oaks exit when a car driven by a Rensselaer man ran into the rear of the vehicle for an unknown reason.
Police said the car got hooked under the trailer and ignited as it was dragged along the road by the semi.
The driver of the semi, John Flores, 42, of Hickory Hills, Ill., was able to detach from the trailer and drive his semi to safety. The driver of the car, Brandon Lee Joseph, 32, of Rensselaer, was also able to exit his car.
The car, trailer and its full load of child safety seats were deemed a total loss.
Joseph was taken to Rensselaer hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Flores was not injured in the crash.
Police said alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor in the crash.
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