Pineapple truck rolled over on I-65

A semi trailer carrying a load of pineapples rolled over on Interstate 65 in Tippecanoe County early morning Friday, July 25, 2014. (Photo Provided/ISP)
A semi trailer carrying a load of pineapples rolled over on Interstate 65 in Tippecanoe County early morning Friday, July 25, 2014. (Photo Provided/ISP)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — All lanes of Interstate 65 are back open Friday afternoon after an early morning semi rolled over closing one northbound lane.

A semi truck toting pineapples rolled over early Friday morning on Interstate 65 at mile-marker 174, one mile south of the State Road 25 exit. Indiana State Police closed one lane north bound near the crash site.

Indiana State Police said the preliminary investigation reveals the crash occurred just after 3 a.m. on Friday. The semi driven by Rodney Dansler Sr., 44, of Maryland, was headed north in the right lane of I-65 when he told officers he fell asleep. According to ISP, the semi drifted off the roadway and overturned.

There was another person on board, co-driver Michael Holmes, 46, of Ohio, was asleep when the semi rolled over.

The semi, owned by J & R Schugel from Minnesota, was coming from Pennsylvania and heading to Morris, Illinois.

The right lane remains closed at this time. Crews are still working to clear the scene as the trailer will have to be off loaded by hand before it can be up righted, authorities report.

Holmes was treated and released at the scene. Dansler who was wearing a seat belt was not injured.

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