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Zionsville Times Sentinel

David Troop, 46, was driving a semitrailer carrying timber north on U.S. 421 (Michigan Road) on Monday, Sept. 19, when a driver a couple of cars ahead of Troop made a sudden right turn. Troop attempted to stop on the wet road, but could not, Zionsville Police Department Sgt. Doug Gauthier said. Troop veered off the road onto the shoulder to avoid hitting the cars in front of him. He lost control and his semitrailer overturned, leaving him trapped in the cab, Gauthier said.

He said it took about 10 minutes to extract Troop from the cab of the semitrailer, which can be a delicate process.

“The biggest problem was trying to stabilize the vehicle for the fire fighters to work around,” Gauthier said.

The Zionsville Police Department, Zionsville Fire Department, Carmel Fire Department, Witham Boone County Medics and Indiana State Police responded to the scene.

Gauthier said Troop complained of neck and back pain and was taken to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, with minor injuries. No other drivers were injured.

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