Semi driver killed in collision with horse trailer

February 4, 2012 3:14:26 PM PST
A semi-truck driver was killed after his vehicle hit a horse trailer that had broken free from an SUV in northwest Indiana.

The accident happened shortly after 12 a.m. Saturday on the Indiana Toll Road east of the Chesterton exit.

The 12-ft. horse trailer came loose from a vehicle and crossed into oncoming traffic. The semi-truck then smashed into it.

A piece of the trailer broke off, went through the semi's windshield and struck and killed the driver.