Semi-truck filled with corn overturns in Dubois County

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A semi-truck filled with corn has overturned in Dubois County. It happened on State Road 56 on Thursday morning just before 11:30 a.m.

Dubois County Sheriff’s deputies say 51-year-old Larry Thomas, of Orange County, was driving west on SR 56 and as he exited a curve, the semi-truck overturned.

The truck slid off the southside of SR 56 and continued off the roadway, knocking down a utility pole. It finally came to a rest on its side.

Thomas was able to climb out of his truck uninjured.

A witness who was behind Thomas said the truck was not speeding.

Deputies say the corn Thomas was hauling shifted, causing the truck to overturn.

The semi-truck was totaled.

The road was partially closed for about three hours.

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(This story was originally published on January 10, 2019)

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