Indiana State Police (ISP) have confirmed that a truck driver passed away after a semi crashed into a building at a weigh station near the Indiana/Ohio state line on Wednesday.
The incident occurred shortly after 5 a.m. at the West Harrison weigh station located off of westbound I-74 at mile marker 171.
According to ISP, “a semi tractor trailer left the roadway, crashing through the scale house at the West Harrison weigh station.”
ISP’s Sgt. Stephen Wheeles later confirmed that the truck driver “died in the crash.”
Update: The driver of the semi died in the crash. No employees were in the building at the time. No other injuries. Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to call the @ISPVersailles Post (812)689-5000. https://t.co/k2K7tqlBXh
— Sgt. Stephen Wheeles (@ISPVersailles) September 8, 2021
No employees were in the scale house building and no other injuries were reported.
A truck driver who was parked at the weigh station told local outlet Fox 19 that he saw the truck veer off the roadway and strike the scale house at full speed without appearing to brake.
ISP is asking anyone who saw the crash to call the ISP Versailles Post at (812)689-5000.
The crash remains under investigation.