Deputies identify driver killed in crash on U.S. 12
Deputies identified the victim as 51-year-old Scott Lightner of Hammond, Indiana.
At 11:44 a.m. on January 26, Lightner was driving east on U.S. 12 in a SUV, following a semi.
When he tried to pass the semi after cresting a hill, Lightner allegedly lost control and ran off the road, nearly hitting a guardrail.
Lightner regained control of the vehicle as it pulled back onto the road but was hit head-on by a westbound semi, reports said.
After the initial collision, the semi pushed the SUV backwards, sliding it off into a deep embankment.
The semi rolled on its side and came to a stop on top of the SUV in the embankment.
The driver of the semi was not injured.
Wet and slushy roads appear to be a factor in the crash.