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ISP: Semi driver dead after crashing into Dearborn County weigh station

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Posted at 7:46 AM, Sep 08, 2021

WEST HARRISON, Ind. — The driver of a semitractor-trailer has died after crashing into a weigh station near the Ohio-Indiana border, according to Indiana State Police.

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles confirmed the crash was fatal and said no employees were in the building at the time of the crash, which occurred shortly before dawn Wednesday morning.

The driver has been identified as James Bristol, 63, of Jefferson City, Tennessee. Officers believe a medical issue may have played a role in the crash. Drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be factors in the crash.

No other information was immediately available, and the Indiana State Police was investigating the crash. Anyone with information is asked to call 812-689-5000.