A semi rolled over on State Road 114 near County Road 300 East in Newton County Thursday. Sheriff’s Police report a Mack semi left the road after the driver and witnesses heard a “pop” and the truck jolted to the right. The semi was hailing leachate from the nearby landfill. About 800 gallons spilled from the 6500 gallon tank.
The driver, 38-year-old Keven Griffin Jr of Gary, IN was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Anyone that may have witnessed the crash is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 219-474-5661. Mutual aid was provided by Newton County EMS, Brook Fire Department, Newton County EMA and a private tow.