Dearborn County woman raises concerns about Indiana Route 1 after another trucker crash

WCPOPublished: November 22, 2017
Published: November 22, 2017

Kathy Laaker has lived along Indiana Route 1 for more than 25 years. She's grown used to truck traffic whizzing by a few yards from her front door. "I've seen three accidents right here in my own yard," she said, "and one -- if anybody had been out of the house, we would have gotten run over." She wants to know what can be done to make the highway safer. A crash Monday was just 100 yards from her home: A truck carrying 77 hogs went off the road and overturned. Many of the animals got loose; the crash killed seven, while seven others were put down. Route 1 was closed for 11 hours.

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