1 Dead in US 30 Crash with Wind Turbine Propeller

Sep 26, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WTCA-AM Plymouth

The Starke County Sheriff's Department 9-1-1 Center received a call of a traffic accident involving a passenger car and a semi at 6:11 a.m. CST.

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Concerned citizen

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Sep 28, 2012
 
I knew Steve and Tim. I went to school with them. It's bad we have to put blame a person. I am positive the truck driver and his escorts will never forget what happened. It was an aweful accident. Steve was an awesome person and he will be missed dearly. My prayers go out to Tim and to the whole Mort family.
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#22
Sep 29, 2012
 
To clear this confusion i was not the driver of the truck that morning,just a driver that looks at things in both views before pointing fingers. And to make it clear there was no fog that morning just cloudy, so lets give this food for thought,as a driver whoever told the driver to leave is the one authorized for that decision not the driver
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Sep 30, 2012
 
Sherry Lee wrote:
Well 6:15 is not 1/2 before dawn. Sunrise today was 7:39. This happened Wed so sunrise was around 7:30 at earliest. The trucker should feel bad. I feel bad for my cousins, their kids, their father so why should the trucker not feel bad!
Starke County is where the truck stop is and the accident happened and is in the Central Time Zone so 6:15 is 7:15 Eastern. Also another thing there's always a cause to an accident, blocking the lane is basically pulling out in front of someone.
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Oct 4, 2012
 

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I totally disagree with Taco Town Tom. Blocking the lane is not the same as pulling out in front of someone. I say this because there were escorts with lights flashing. How could they not see these flashing lights if it was dark?????
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Oct 7, 2012
 
plymouth is on eastern time grovertown is on central so 7:30 in plmouth is 6:30 in grovertown
Steven booker

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Oct 16, 2012
 
I go to work everyday at 7 and in the past couple weeks we couldn't start until 8 becAuse it was still dark up until then.... The trucker should of made some smarter choices but I'm sure if he would of imagined any of this possible he would of changed his mind... No one set out that day to hurt or kill someone ... And no one should try to put the blame solely on the truck driver.... You have to make sure to stay aware of your surroundings when your driving ...
The truth

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Aug 29, 2013
 
Sherry Lee wrote:
At 6:15 AM it is dark in Indiana.


For one, the time listed is for Central time. It happened at 7:15 Eastern time. Legal time for an oversize load to be on the road was 7:05 eastern time. The load was legally on the road. Second it was only patchy fog in the area that morning. I drove by the truckstop only 5 minutes before they pulled out & it was not foggy there, because I could see all of their flashing lights & their vehicles moving toward the road. I do agree with you that they should have had a pilot car blocking the westbound traffic, but if the driver of the car did not see all the flashing lights & the load, he was probably was distracted & would not have seen the pilot car. Flashing yellow lights mean use caution.
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Aug 29, 2013
 
Sherry Lee wrote:
Why is an oversized load leaving before daylight. That is the law. Also why were the flaggers not blocking 30 if he was going to pull out and block the whole road. This is my cousin. His kids who are around 18 and 20 have lost their father, just because someone had to get an early start to their day. Shame on YOU!!!!
The load was legal to go on the road 10 minutes before this happened. An oversize load can travel from 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset. Sunrise was at: 6:38am CST. Do some research on the laws before you make a comment. The flaggers should have been blocking the road, but were not required to by law. Flashing yellow lights mean slow down & use caution. There were at least 8 flashing lights associated with that load. How could anybody miss them, only if they were distracted & not paying attention to their driving. So really, SHAME ON YOU, for not knowing the facts & putting blame on someone else.

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