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Elmhurst man seriously injured in semi crash

Published: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 4:15 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:49 p.m. CDT

ELMHURST – An Elmhurst man is seriously injured after he lost control of his semitrailer on the snow and ice covering an interstate this morning, according to an Indiana State Police news release.

Preliminary investigation revealed that about 8:20 a.m. Friday a 2011 Ford semi pulling an empty flat bed trailer was headed southbound on Interstate 65 in Indiana in the right lane. Sean Gaw, 31, of Elmhurst lost control on the bridge that goes over State Road 2, according to the release.

The area was receiving snow with a strong cross wind. The semi began to jack-knife and went off the roadway to the west, down a steep embankment backward. The tractor hit a tree on the driver’s side, the release stated.

It also stated Gaw was pinned inside the semi and had to be extricated by emergency personnel. He was transported to Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point with serious injuries.

The semi was owned by Forming America LTD out of West Chicago.

Family has been notified, according to the release.

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