Semi takes down sign, phone wires

Photos courtesy St. Henry Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — A semi that left the highway south of Huntingburg Monday evening took down a sign and communication lines while leaving ruts in its wake.

Jeffery H. Sisk, 55, Huntingburg, was southbound on U.S. 231 in a 2017 International semi tractor-trailer owned by Meyer Logistics, Jasper, when the 7:05 p.m. accident occurred at County Road 900S, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

Sisk told a deputy he reached for a pack of gum, causing the rig to go off the west side of the roadway at County Road 900S. The truck struck an Indiana Department of Transportation sign and a City of Huntingburg pole, taking down Frontier Communication lines and causing property damage in the 3100 block of County Road 900s, according to the sheriff’s department.

A Stork Service Center wrecker towed the semi.

There were no injuries. The sheriff’s department estimated damage between $2,500 and $5,000.

The St. Henry Volunteer Fire Department also assisted.

The truck struck an Indiana Department of Transportation sign and a City of Huntingburg pole, taking down Frontier Communication lines and causing property damage in the 3100 block of County Road 900s, according to the sheriff’s department.
A Stork Service Center wrecker towed the semi from the mud.
The driver told a deputy he reached for a pack of gum, causing the rig to go off the west side of the roadway at County Road 900S.



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