MISHAWAKA, IN — A FedEx semitrailer was left dangling from an Indiana Toll Road overpass for hours Wednesday after it slid off the tollway during icy conditions.
According to the Indiana State police, a car traveling in front of the FedEx semitrailer lost its traction and skidded about 9 a.m. The skidding car prompted the truck’s driver to swerve near Mishawaka, just east of South Bend.
The truck slipped over the tollway’s edge, leaving it hanging from an overpass and nearly falling onto a road below.
Indiana State Police said multiple tow trucks were sent to remove the truck from the overpass while east-bound toll road traffic was at a standstill. By mid-afternoon Wednesday crews had removed the semitrailer from the overpass and one lane of traffic was reopened.
Wednesday’s near zero degree temperatures and icy bridge decks caused multiple accidents in the same area Wednesday morning, including a van that slid off the tollway and into bushes below.
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