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Mustang driver okay after dragged by a semi for half a mile


Indiana troopers say that a motorist is okay in spite of the fact that he was wedged under a semi truck and dragged for half a mile over the weekend.

The incident happened just after noon on Monday, May 12, on I-69 in Indiana, according to a news release from Indiana State Police (ISP).

Mustang Drag

Troopers say that 40 year old Ryan R. Lawson was driving northbound on I-69 near mile marker 287 when he lost control of his vehicle and slid under a moving semi truck in the next lane.

ISP says that the truck driver kept going after the crash because he was unaware of the Mustang under his truck:

“The driver of the Volvo, 59 year old Ivan Stovbun of Montreal, Canada did not immediately realize the crash had occurred and traveled for another one-half mile with the Mustang wedged under his trailer before stopping in the driving lane.”

Remarkably, troopers say that Lawson was able to get out of his car under his own power and refused any medical treatment. ISP says that he “was fortunate to not have sustained any serious injuries.”

Stovbun was not hurt.

ISP says that Lawson lost control because of mechanical failure.


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