Semi driver seriously injured in crash at U.S. 421-U.S. 30

A Georgia man was seriously injured when his semi rig rear-ended another at U.S. 30 and U.S. 421 on Sept. 7, 2019, at about 6 a.m.

La Porte County deputies were in the area conducting a traffic stop when they heard the nearby crash and responded. They found that a tractor-trailer driven by John Turner, 46, of Georgia, had struck the rear of a tractor-trailer driven by James Suchting, 27, of Maryland. Part of the Turner cab was underneath Suchting’s trailer, deputies reported.

Turner was extricated from the cab and airlifted to South Bend Memorial Hospital, where he underwent surgery. Suchting was treated at LaPorte Hospital and released.

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