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Overturned Semi Closes Interstate For Hours
Updated July 29, 2014 12:17 PM | Filed under: Accident
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(JACKSON CO.) A crash involving two semi-tractor trailers Monday closed southbound Interstate 65 in Jackson County for five hours.

According to an Indiana State Police report, at 6:30 p.m. a 2013 Freightliner semi pulling a box trailer driven by 48-year-old William H. Petrie of Tupelo, MS was southbound on State Road 11 and was exiting to southbound I-65 when the vehicle overturned onto the driver's side blocking both southbound lanes of the interstate.

Police say Tupelo was traveling too fast to negotiate the curve.

The overturned semi was then struck by a 2015 Freightliner semi tractor driven by Edmond R. Mansfield of Morrisonville, IL. Mansfield attempted to swerve to avoid the collision but was unable to.

Petrie suffered a non-life threatening head injury and was transported to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour by Jackson County EMS. He was also cited for speed too fast to avoid a collision. Mansfield was not injured.

I-65 was re-opened at approximately 11:30 p.m.

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