Two Semi-Trailers Involved in Crash on US 30

A two vehicle crash on US 30 in Marshall County resulted in the loss of payload.

According to information released by Marshall County Police, a Semi carrying a flatbed trailer, and driven by Thomas Prairie of Bourbonnais, Illinois was stopped at a red light at the intersection of US 30 and Queen Road. When the light turned green, the semi-trailer began to accelerate.

That’s when a second semi-trailer, driven by Gering, Nebraska resident William Snelling, approached the intersection. According to authorities, Snelling did not allow sufficient time for the semi-trailer in front of him to get up to speed and allegedly rear-ended the vehicle.

Responders from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Plymouth Fire and EMS, and Indiana State Police arrived at the scene.

Snelling’s truck was said to have “jack-knifed” before coming to a rest in the east bound lanes of US 30. Prairie’s semi-trailer was pushed east of the intersection and lost part of its load as a result of the impact.

No injuries were reported in the incident.