Driver says 'sneezing fit' caused her to roll tanker truck in northern Indiana
The crash Sunday night blocked part of Interstate 65 for eight hours.
CROWN POINT, Ind. (WDRB) -- A sneezing fit is being blamed for a semi crash that closed part of Interstate 65 in northern Indiana for eight hours.
According to a release from Indiana State Police, the crash happened about 6:20 p.m. Sunday near Crown Point.
The tanker truck driver, 55-year-old Julie Duncan of Canton, Michigan, told police she had a sneezing fit while trying to talk to Siri, the digital assistant on her phone.
She told investigators she looked up and had to swerve to miss hitting construction barrels. The load of cleaning solution she was carrying shifted, and the tanker rolled.
Duncan was not hurt but did receive a citation for unsafe lane movement. But the cleaning solution had to be off-loaded before the semi/tanker could be up-righted. The right lane was closed for approximately eight hours.
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