Semi jackknifes on icy road

Published 11:23 am Monday, February 1, 2016

An Indiana man was hospitalized following a one-vehicle semi accident Friday morning on Calvin Center Road in Calvin Township.

The accident occurred around 5:45 a.m. on Calvin Center Road near Bulhand Street, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department.

Darrin Curtis, 50, of Mishawaka, was driving a Postle Aluminum semi tractor-trailer north on Calvin Center Road when he lost control of the vehicle on the icy roadway.

The semi began to jackknife before leaving the roadway and striking a tree.

Curtis was transported by LifeCare Ambulance to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.

Curtis was wearing a seatbelt and alcohol was not a factor in the crash.