Beer truck rolls over, shuts down part of I-65 in northwest Indiana

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LAKE COUNTY (Aug. 4, 2014) – A semi loaded with beer closed part of Interstate 65 in northwest Indiana after rolling over Monday morning.

State police said the driver, Khursid A. Makhmudov, 31, Vancouver, Wash., was going north on I-65 when he went to adjust his radio. The truck started to drift off the road; Makhmudov overcompensated and lost control of the vehicle. It happened near mile marker 237 about three miles south of the Lowell exit.

The truck went into the grassy median and rolled about 200 feet. Makhmudov was treated for a cut to his arm. He was cited for unsafe lane movement.

The semi was loaded with bottles and cans of beer, and the top of the box trailer split open, spilling some of the load into the median. The beer was being unloaded from the trailer so crews could move it.

The left lane remained closed as crews worked to unload the trailer and move it.

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