Tractor - trailer catches fire after rolling over

A transport caught fire after a semi-tractor / trailer got off the roadway and rolled.


The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department responded about 6:30 pm Thursday when a northbound semi tractor/trailer, carrying approximately 7700 gallons of ethanol alcohol, dropped off the shoulder of Kosciusko CR 800 W, approximately one half mile north of CR 400 N. The tractor/trailer overcorrected, causing the ethanol to slosh within the tank. The trailer disconnected from the tractor and both units rolled over several times, igniting a fire.



The fuel began to burn and spread to a nearby field.   The driver of the semi tractor was able to exit the vehicle, with only minor injuries.


Responding agencies included  Lutheran EMS, Kosciusko County Emergency Management, the American Red Red Cross, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, and the Kosciusko County Highway Department


Atwood, Etna Green, Nappanee, Bourbon and Winona Lake fire departments were also at the scene.

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