UPDATE: Semi sideswipes highway truck, rolls at U.S. 20 and Wilhelm


The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office released the report on the Dec. 2, 2019, accident on U.S. 20 and Wilhelm Road. The crash occurred at about noon. Only minor injuries were reported.

According to the police report, Juan Martinez, 69, of Port St. Lucie, FL, was driving a semi and attempting to pass a La Porte County Highway Department truck driven by Richard Lambert, 66, of La Porte, who was going to turn left on Wilhelm. The semi sideswiped the highway truck, causing the accident. The semi cab rolled on its side and the flatbed trailer rolled upside down.

A witness said Martinez passed him at a high rate of speed and then attempt to pass Lambert’s truck.

Any other witnesses to the crash are asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 326-7700.

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