Just before 9 a.m. Friday, June 29, Indiana State Police troopers responded to report of a semi on its side on the west bound I-70 ramp to US 35 South. Troopers arrived to find a 2011 Volvo semi pulling a box trailer off the roadway flipped onto its driver’s side.
The preliminary investigation by Trooper Scott McPheeters indicated that Randall Hilleary, age 51 of Troy, Ohio was exiting I-70 westbound onto the 149A ramp to US 35 South, when he entered a curve in the ramp at an unsafe speed and lost control of the truck. Hilleary was transported from the scene to Reid Health for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
McPheeters was assisted at the scene by Troopers Steffee and Snyder, Richmond Fire Department and INDOT.
Indiana State Police encourage all motorists to observe the following safety tips:
Leave early. Allow extra time to get to your destination.
Don’t use cruise control in heavy traffic
Always signal lane changes.
Use headlights even during daylight hours
Reduce your speed in rain and NEVER DRIVE INTO WATER FLOWING OVER THE ROADWAY.
Decrease your speed in construction zones-Obey posted speed limits
REMEMBER TO SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES, TOW TRUCKS, SERVICE TRUCKS AND HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE VEHICLES!
Make sure you are well rested. A fatigued driver is as dangerous as an impaired driver
Increase the distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you, especially in construction zones
Don’t forget to watch for slow moving farm equipment on county and state roads
Watch attentively for motorcycles. Check blinds spots before changing lanes and look twice at intersections before you turn or pull out into traffic laws.
Obey all traffic laws and never drive impaired.