Trucker loses trailer, doesn’t realize until seven miles down the road

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A trucker hauling doubles lost one of his trailers on an Indiana interstate on Tuesday and didn’t realize it until he pulled over seven miles down the road.

The incident happened on I-80/94 in northwest Indiana around 4:35 a.m.

Two Truck Collision Causes Truck To Lose Trailer

According to the Indiana State Police, truck driver Jeffrey R. Ogletree of Louisiana was hauling doubles eastbound on I-80/94 when a semi travelling in the middle lane sideswiped his rig, which was in the right lane. Ogletree lost control and overcorrected.

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This maneuver caused his second trailer to fishtail and detach from the first trailer. The second trailer came to a rest in the middle and right lane of the interstate.

According to ISP, Ogletree was unaware that he had lost the trailer and continued down the interstate until he reached the Indiana Toll Road. There, he pulled over and realized he was missing the second trailer.

The lost trailer contained Amazon packages. None of the packages spilled out onto the highway in the crash.

The driver of the truck that sideswiped Ogletree has not been identified.

The interstate was partially closed for about two hours for cleanup and recovery

The incident remains under investigation.



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