The semi-truck crash occurred on Interstate 65 North, just south of the State Road 38 exit at around 1:00 p.m. local time. Tim Wright, 50, was driving a semi hauling water bottles when he fell asleep at the wheel.
Officials say Wright suddenly woke up and found that he was driving toward a bridge. WLFI reports that the driver over corrected and jackknifed his truck, blocking all northbound lanes. The water bottle hauling semi was then hit by a semi carrying a diesel fuel tank that was unable to stop in time for the jackknifed truck.
WLFI reports that the water bottle semi caught on fire after the collision. Lloyd Moore, 48, the fuel tanker driver, was able to move his truck away from the blaze to avoid any further disasters. Officials report that neither driver was injured in the crash.
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):