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Semi carrying gun powder overturns on I-65 near Lafayette
wishtv.com ^ | 25 April, 2013 | NA

Posted on 04/25/2013 5:34:38 PM PDT by marktwain

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A semi truck carrying 80 pounds of gun powder overturned Thursday morning closing one lane of Interstate 65 near Lafayette.

It happened around 3:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-65 near mile 171 (between the Ind. 38 and Ind. 26 exits).

Investigators says the driver swerved to avoid a deer, then overcorrected in the interstate median and finally ended up in a ditch.

(Excerpt) Read more at wishtv.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: banglist; crash; gunpowder; in
Gunpowder is a propellant, not an explosive. It is safer to handle than gasoline.
1 posted on 04/25/2013 5:34:38 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Eighty pounds? Big whoop.


2 posted on 04/25/2013 5:37:39 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: marktwain

Unless it’s blackpowder...


3 posted on 04/25/2013 5:38:06 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: marktwain

A deer? As a CDL driver, you NEVER SWERVE FOR AN ANIMAL! Especially when carrying GUNPOWDER?

This person needs to lose their license.


4 posted on 04/25/2013 5:39:24 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: marktwain

what kind of semi truck like maybe a hand truck with a bad wheel wheel


5 posted on 04/25/2013 5:39:52 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: marktwain

“”””Investigators says the driver swerved to avoid a deer, then overcorrected in the interstate median and finally ended up in a ditch.”””

We need to ban deer.


6 posted on 04/25/2013 5:40:06 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: marktwain

The driver just wanted to have a blast.


7 posted on 04/25/2013 5:42:48 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: shelterguy

No, just move the signs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFCrJleggrI


8 posted on 04/25/2013 5:43:38 PM PDT by matt04
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To: marktwain

80 pounds isn’t anything.


9 posted on 04/25/2013 5:46:31 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: marktwain

Eight pounds? Big deal. It’s sold in 8 pound plastic containers at the gun shop.


10 posted on 04/25/2013 5:51:12 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: marktwain

80 lbs????? That would be an order among friends. On a semi trailer?


11 posted on 04/25/2013 5:51:28 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: dinodino

Eighty pounds, big deal, is what I meant to say.


12 posted on 04/25/2013 5:51:52 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: tet68; marktwain
That's not a typo.

It was a UPS truck, and when they checked the manifest they found the powder listed along with everything else.

Two cases of 4 pound jugs.


13 posted on 04/25/2013 5:53:37 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: marktwain

It was a UPS truck that had one 80 lb box containing gunpowder in among all the other stuff that a UPS semi would be carrying.” So Hazmat was called. So the journolists learned about it.

Sheesh. Journolists are so stupid. This was not news but the pantywaists hear “gunpowder”and the world comes to an end.

Hang all journolists.


14 posted on 04/25/2013 5:55:05 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: marktwain

I agree, not only safer to handle than gasoline but a whole lot safer.

Also why in the world would a semi be carrying 80 lbs. of anything?


15 posted on 04/25/2013 5:55:51 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: yarddog
"Also why in the world would a semi be carrying 80 lbs. of anything?

Because the other 39,920 lbs. of lading were condoms that had already been delivered to Sandra Fluke.

16 posted on 04/25/2013 6:05:33 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

I’ve been having trouble smiling all day, but you got me.

Thank you!


17 posted on 04/25/2013 6:45:25 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

Never never never swerve to miss a deer. That can be a fatal mistake. Where I have to drive to work is like running a gauntlet through the deer. I have considered having a cow catcher attached to the front of my SUV.


18 posted on 04/25/2013 6:49:33 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: marktwain

80#? That’s what a weekend at a reenactment uses. If artillery is firing its what is used in about ten minutes when six cannon are operating. This is nothing.


19 posted on 04/25/2013 6:56:16 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: marktwain

This is worse than the truck that spilled all of that beer on the highway!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmeNnUc-EaY


20 posted on 04/25/2013 7:34:10 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: WVNan
Never never never swerve to miss a deer.

Bullbar

Deer will never know what hit them

21 posted on 04/25/2013 8:34:28 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (RIP Chrissie Amphlett.)
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To: WVNan
You can get 'em.

This one you can mount a winch on too, to drag the deer off the road (or winch yourself out of a mudhole).

22 posted on 04/26/2013 3:06:51 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother

Cool.


23 posted on 04/27/2013 9:19:02 PM PDT by WVNan
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