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  • Courtesy Indiana State Police Despite being dragged half a mile by this semi, the driver of this Mustang declined medical treatment.

Monday, May 13, 2019 1:00 am

Motorist OK after car dragged by semi

Journal Gazette

A New Haven man escaped serious injury after he lost control of his car and slid under a moving semitrailer Sunday afternoon.

Ryan R. Lawson, 40, was driving a 1989 Ford Mustang north on Interstate 69 near the Markle exit at 12:10 p.m. when he lost control of the car, according to an Indiana State Police news release.

Ivan Stovbun, 59, of Montreal was driving a 2017 Volvo semi and did not realize the crash had happened. He traveled a half-mile with the Mustang lodged under the trailer before stopping in the driving lane.

Lawson was able to get himself out of the Mustang and refused medical treatment. Stovbun was not injured.

The crash was attributed to mechanical failure, according to the release.

Traffic on I-69 was stopped about 30 minutes until a passing lane was opened.