State Road 14 closes in Kosciusko County for nearly five hours

(Gary Nieter / Times-Union)

Yesterday’s nearly five hour closure of State Road 14 was caused by as semi-trailer that overturned.

The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department says it happened shortly before 5:30 a.m. when the driver was trying to light up a cigarette.

The garbage-hauling truck left the roadway and went into a ditch.

The crash happened around 5 miles east of Silver Lake between 100 and Packerton Road.

Trash cleanup took hours, but no injuries were reported.