Semi-trailer Rear Ends Pickup, Saying Driver was Traveling Too Slow

Early Thursday morning, February 4, Jack Wagley’s 2005 Silverado was pushed off the road by Robert Avila and his 2016 semi and trailer just east of Cloverdale, at milemarker 48 on I-70 eastbound. Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the collision. Wagley, 78, reported that he was traveling in the right hand lane, with cruise set around 65, when he was struck from behind and pushed off the road. Avila, 54, whom’s semi is registered to Ormsby Trucking of Uniondale, Indiana, was issued a citation for following too closely, when his only response to questions of why he hadn’t slowed or changed lanes was simply that the pickup was driving too slow.

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