DENVER — An Indianapolis man escaped injury when his UPS truck overturned in Miami County Wednesday morning, shutting down U.S. 31 for more than six hours.

The accident happened around 6 a.m. on U.S. 31 at Miami County Road 800N near Denver.

A preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police Master Trooper Randy Pryor revealed that David S. Bridgeford, 41, Indianapolis, was driving a 1991 International semi-tractor, owned by United Parcel Service, northbound on U.S. 31. Two trailers being pulled by Bridgeford jackknifed and rolled over, coming to rest on their sides in the median. The semi-tractor came to rest in a southbound lane with the front end in the air.

Bridgeford was not injured.

Pryor said Bridgeford had been traveling too fast for the changing road conditions. The road conditions at the time of the crash were changing from wet to ice-covered as melted snow started to refreeze on the roads.

The accident shut down a portion of U.S. 31, reducing it to one southbound lane for about six and a half hours. Following the investigation and cleanup, the highway was reopened at 12:38 p.m.

To check road and weather conditions call the Indiana State Police at (800) 261-7623 or online at www.state.in.us/isp.

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