A semi-truck carrying a bunch of soy milk clipped a parked semi on I-74 and crashed into the overpass at US 231 around 6:30 Sunday night. The ensuing spilt milk is one of the wilder things I’ve photographed in my time at the Journal Review. Here are some of the photos I got before I was kicked out by state police.
I should note that the people at the nearby motel who reported hearing a large boom “like thunder” when the crash happened also said they saw the driver of the truck hop out and start directing traffic. Remarkable, especially when you get underneath the semi like I did and check out his cab completely destroyed.
Yesterday I went geocaching for the first time. I didn’t actually do the hunting myself, as I was with seasoned cacher Greg Redding and his twin daughters, Gwyn and Evie, at the Lew Wallace Study and Museum for a story I was working on. I’d heard about geocaching from my editor, who came back from her vacation a few weeks ago talking about this activity her daughters were doing everywhere they went. I was intrigued. For those of you who know me, you’ll know Indiana Jones is a hero of mine. So modern-day treasure hunting that you can do virtually anywhere sounded pretty appealing.
To write this story I created an account at Geocaching.com and contacted a random person on the message boards who I’d noticed had created a few caches in Crawfordsville. The very first person I contacted turned out to be Greg, a Wabash College professor who has geocached with his family in 30 states and across the ocean in Germany with his students. He was an incredibly nice fellow and was happy to show me the ropes. His daughters were curious little creatures and have latched on to geocaching as any inquisitive young mind might. Click anywhere on this sentence to check out my story that ran in the Journal Review.
Keep in mind, this is at the General Lew Wallace Study, the same General Lew Wallace that led the 11th Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War — the regiment that the Indy Eleven pro soccer team have just named themselves after. Pretty cool tie to Crawfordsville, I’d say.
I’ll update this post with my Indianapolis Monthly race recap as soon as it goes live. For now, here’s this year’s race on YouTube (while it lasts).
I just shot a house fire, or at least the tail end of it, a couple of hours ago. We’ve published one photo on www.journalreview.com already, but here are my edits. More feature-y style stuff we don’t really have the space to run in the newspaper.
I had the unfortunate task of covering a house fire last night immediately after the IU-MSU game. Luckily when I get there it appeared to be contained and the first responders were wrapping it up. However, the fire rekindled at 4:15 this morning and destroyed the entire house. The owners were unharmed, but they already know they’re going to have to knock it down and rebuild. Hit the jump some photos of the incredible damage.