State Road 64 was closed for just over 2 hours Friday morning after a semi tractor rig jack-knifed west of Birdseye. Ronald Pulliam of Mt. Carmel, Illinois was driving a 2015 western star semi truck east on state road 64 when he lost control near Schnell Road. Pulliam told Dubois county deputies that a small to mid-sized white passenger car was traveling west on state road 64 in his lane of traffic.
Pulliam veered to the right to avoid the passenger car causing his rig to go off the south side of the roadway striking a guardrail end. The semi continued east striking a tree head on. The impact caused the tractor and trailer to jack-knife and cross the roadway. The semi came to rest off the north side of the roadway facing south. The empty dump trailer came to final rest on the roadway facing northeast blocking both lanes of state road 64.
Ronald Pulliam was treated at the scene for an abrasion to his right hand. The Schnellville fire department assisted with clean up and wash down of the roadway from debris. Dubois county sheriff noted that no charges were filed. The accident occurred around 8:15 this morning closing state road 64 for 2 hours and 15 minutes.