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Man seriously injured in crash with semi in northwest Indiana

(LOWELL, Ind.) A man is in serious condition after he crashed into a semi Saturday night near I-65 in northwest Indiana.

A 59-year-old Arkansas man was driving a 2013 Peterbilt semi westbound on State Road 2 when he began to turn left on a green arrow to get on the I-65 southbound ramp about 10 p.m., according to a statement from Indiana State Police. As he turned, the light turned yellow, then green.

The tractor’s passenger side was then hit by a 2007 Chrysler which was in the right lane heading eastbound on State Road 2, according to police.

The driver of the Chrysler, an 18-year-old man from Hebron, Ind., was taken to North Lake Methodist Hospital in Gary with serious injuries, police said.

The driver of the semi was not hurt.

The semi, which was loaded with 42,000 of food product, began losing diesel fuel after it was struck, and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management was called, police said. Both vehicles had to be towed.