Big Rig Drives More Than 1/2 Mile With A Mustang Wedgie
Huntington County, Indiana – A big rig traveled more than a half mile before the truck driver realized a 4-wheeler was wedged underneath his trailer on Sunday afternoon along I-69.
Indiana State Police (ISP) said a 1989 Ford Mustang driven by 40-year-old Ryan R. Lawson of New Haven, IN, was traveling northbound in the passing lane, near the 287 mile marker, at approximately 12:10 p.m., when he attempted to pass a 2017 Volvo semi-tractor driven by 59-year-old Ivan Stovbun of Montreal, Canada.
Lawson lost control of the Mustang and became wedged underneath Stovbun’s trailer, according to investigators.
Stovbun then traveled more than one-half mile before realizing there was a problem and coming to a stop in the driving lane.
Images from the scene, provided by ISP, reveal the roof of Lawson’s Mustang was crushed and almost sheered off from the force of the collision.
Astonishingly, ISP reported that Lawson was able to get himself out of his car and refused medical treatment.
Stovbun was not injured.
ISP investigators are attributing the crash to mechanical failure on the part of the Mustang, though they have not revealed the nature of the failure.