SEYMOUR, Ind. – Indiana State Police say a 17-yr-previous runaway from Ohio is fortunate to be alive after hitching a experience on the surface of a semi for greater than 50 miles by way of southern Indiana.
State Police Motor Service Inspector Mike Buckly was the primary to identify the teenager whereas working on the ISP/INDOT weigh station on I-sixty five close to Seymour, in accordance with WXIN.
“We have been simply operating vans by way of like we do day by day simply weighing them,” Buckly stated. “And I occurred to catch a face popping out behind one of many vans on the tractor.”
As surprising because it was, Buckly says there was little question about what he was seeing.
“Oh, it was very apparent there was an individual sitting again there,” he stated.
Buckly says the teenager was crouched down on the catwalk platform between the cab and trailer of the truck. When the teenager realized he had been noticed, Buckly says he slipped and fell off the truck, which had stopped to be weighed on the station.
So, Buckly referred to as an ISP Trooper stationed by the ramp that leads again to I-sixty five.
“He chased the truck down the ramp, received the truck stopped on the finish of the ramp, and the child was gone,” Buckly stated. “So we began looking the truck, and he had truly climbed beneath the truck.”
Once they discovered the teenager, Buckly says he was coated in diesel gasoline and dirt. He was solely sporting a hooded sweatshirt on a morning when temperatures have been dropping within the low forty’s.
“sixty five miles an hour, that’s fairly scary,” Buckly stated.
“The driving force had no clue he was even again there,” Buckly continued. “He was very shocked. He was very scared, considering the child might have fell off.”
The teenager informed police he had run away from Shelby, Ohio and made his means with a pal to Louisville, Kentucky.
His pal acquired a journey again to Ohio, however he was left behind. So, he stated he hopped on the again of the semi at a truck cease in Louisville with out figuring out the driving force’s vacation spot.
He rode on the surface of the truck by means of southern Indiana earlier than Buckly noticed him on the weigh station in Seymour.
“He was very fortunate he didn’t fall off between Kentucky and right here,” Buckly stated. “I’ve heard tales of individuals hitching rides on trains, however by no means semis.”
“Something might have occurred,” one unidentified trucker informed WXIN. “He might have fallen off and gone up underneath the trailer, it might have been actual dangerous.”
State Police say the teenager was taken to…