Trooper narrowly avoids two sliding semis while working crash on I-69

Only minor injuries sustained

GRANT COUNTY, Ind. - An Indiana State Trooper escaped without serious injury Saturday after nearly being struck by two semi-tractor trailers on I-69.

State police said Trooper Chuck Meyer was investigating a crash in the median of northbound I-69 near the 267-mile marker in Grant County when a semi-tractor slid off the road into the median.

Meyer dove over the median cable barrier to avoid being run over by the semi-tractor, police said. The truck was able to get back on the interstate without hitting anything, and continued northbound on I-69.

As Meyer was reporting the incident to dispatch, still standing outside his vehicle, a second semi-tractor pulling a box trailer slid into the median. Meyer again dove out of the way to avoid being struck.

This truck, a 2007 Freightliner hauling auto parts, drove between the trooper's car and the median cable barrier, striking Meyer's police car. Neither Meyer nor anyone else was hit.

Meyer was transported to the hospital with pain to the right side of his body sustained while avoiding both trucks. His vehicle had been in the median with emergency lighting activated at the time of both slide-offs.

 The driver of the second semi-tractor was cited for reckless driving.

State police said I-69 was wet and snow covered at the time of the crash.

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