Trucker Was Looking for Glasses Before Rollover Accident, Police Say

Jasper, IN – A trucker indicated to police he was looking for his glasses moments before a rollover crash Monday morning along Interstate 65 in Indiana.

According to the Indiana State Police (ISP), the crash occurred at approximately 7:50 a.m. on northbound I-65 near the 202 mile-marker.

Truck driver John J. VanSickle, 72, from Connersville, IN, was operating a 2015 Mack, owned by Fraley and Schilling Inc., and pulling a flatbed trailer loaded with shingles when he lost control as he attempted to retrieve a pair of glasses, ISP suspects.


The big rig traveled off of the roadway and onto the right grass shoulder.

ISP investigators say that VanSickle attempted to regain control of the vehicle by overcorrecting to the left causing the rig to overturn.

ISP suspects a truck driver was attempting to retrieve his glasses moments before a rollover crash Monday morning along NB I-65. (Courtesy of ISP)

The big rig came to rest blocking both northbound lanes.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.


Incredibly, VanSickle did not report any injuries, according to ISP.

Images from the scene reveal just how fortunate VanSickle was.

Photos courtesy ISP



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