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Spilled scrap metal leads to flat tires on I-70

Posted at 8:35 AM, Apr 12, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- About 50 vehicles got flat tires after scrap metal was spilled on I-70 Tuesday morning. 

Troopers say the metal fell out of the back of a semi near the ramp from I-70 westbound to I-465 northbound on the west side.

Authorities say the rear tailgate of the semi wasn't secured properly and opened while the semi was moving.

Troopers cited the driver, 54-year-old Jeffrey Patterson of Greencastle, for insecure/leaky load.

They say Patterson Trucking, the owner of the semi, is cooperating with the investigation.

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