Propane Tanker Overturns After Hitting a Cow on SR 327

By Peter Ambrose
By Ryan Elijah
By Maureen Mespell

September 29, 2011 Updated Sep 29, 2011 at 5:50 PM EDT

ASHLEY, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - State Road 327 through part of DeKalb County should be closed until about 9 this morning as police and emergency crews work to clear a wrecked semi.

Officials say the truck was hauling propane when it hit a cow around 9:30 last night, then overturned into a water-filled ditch on 327 near County Road 10, a little south of Ashley.

The driver, 52-year-old Kevin Grate of Corunna, had to be freed from his cab by emergency crews. He was hospitalized in serious condition with several injuries. Police say he was wearing his seatbelt.

Police also say no propane leaked after the crash. They're still working to clean up the wreckage.

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