Overturned Semi Closes Portion of SR 56 Thursday

DUBOIS COUNTY -- An overturned semi-trailer closed a portion of SR 56 for a short time Thursday.

It happened just before noon just east of Dubois Road NE.

Police say the semi driver, and Orange County man, overturned as he exited a curve on SR 56.  The semi went off of the road, knocked down a utility pole and came to a rest on its side.

Witnesses say the semi was not speeding at the time of the crash.  It’s believed a load of corn the man was transporting shifted, causing the semi to overturn.

The semi and trailer were totaled but the driver wasn’t hurt.

SR 56 is back open at this hour.