Truck Driver Injured in Marshall County Multiple Semi Crash


A truck driver from Westville was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Plymouth for treatment of injuries sustained in a four tractor-trailer crash that shut down the westbound lanes of U.S. 30 Monday afternoon. The wreck occurred just after 2 p.m. Eastern Monday afternoon on U.S. 30 at King Road in Marshall County. Skender Emini, 36, of Ellyn, Illinois, fell asleep at the wheel, according to investigators with the Indiana State Police, and woke up just moments before rear-ending another semi that was stopped at the intersection. The force of the crash propelled those two rigs into two other stopped tractor-trailers. Jeffrey Wildermuth, 55, of Westville, sustained neck and back injuries. Additionally a tank of argon gas spilled from one of the trucks as it came to rest. According to the state police, the gas is inert and did not pose a hazard to the public. The highway was closed for nearly two hours as crews worked to clean up the wreckage.