Semi driver injured in Huntingburg-area crash

Photo courtesy Indiana State Police

From Local Sources

JASPER — A Florida truck driver suffered injury Saturday evening when the bobtail semi tractor he was driving ran off the highway south of Huntingburg.

According to Indiana State Police, the 2018 Freightliner crashed at 7:46 p.m. at U.S. 231 and County Road 1000S.

Driver John Coyne, Florida, lost control for unknown reasons with the truck traveling through a field for approximately 200 yards. It stopped in a ditch.

Coyne was transported to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center for treatment of a shoulder injury, according to police. A hospital spokeswoman said he was later transferred to another facility.

The Freightliner was owned by Penske and leased to Summit Express Inc., Fort Wayne. No trailer was being hauled at the time of the crash.

A Ruxer Ford wrecker service removed the truck.

Police said a motor carrier inspection was conducted on the truck and no violations were discovered.

Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services, the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office, Huntingburg Police Department and the St. Henry Volunteer Fire Department assisted.

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