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Published: Friday, 11/22/2013

1 driver injured in tractor-trailer collision on I-75


A Canadian man was injured when two tractor-trailer rigs collided on northbound I-75  in central Toledo on Thursday night, closing all northbound lanes for about a half-hour, authorities said.

Sidhu Singh of Ontario suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment, according to Toledo police. Mr. Singh, who was driving one of the semis, was cited for an illegal lane change, police said. His age was unavailable.

Michael Vann of Memphis, the driver of the other semi, whose age was also unavailable, was not injured, according to police.

Mr. Singh was driving north on the expressway between the Collingwood Boulevard and downtown exits about 9:40 p.m. when he changed lanes, causing Mr. Vann to lose control of his semi, police said.

The Vann semi then jacknifed and came to rest across the northbound lanes, leaking "a small amount of diesel fuel," police said in an incident report. Firefighters later used sand to absorb fuel leaking from the semi.

The incident caused two other crashes that police described as minor. Details were not released. 

A northbound lane of traffic on the interstate reopened about 10:15 p.m. Thursday and the rest about 12:30 a.m. today, police said.



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