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Truck driver arrested for hit and run
Tom Quimby | February 13, 2018

You never know who else is driving nearby.

A Canadian driver who police say ran his tractor-trailer into the back of a mini-van in Indiana and then kept on driving was arrested a short time later thanks to an off-duty officer.

Indiana State Police say 28-year-old Harjot Singh was driving a 2016 Volvo semi with a trailer around 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 3 when he struck the rear of 2008 Chrysler minivan that had slowed down near an exit on eastbound I-70 in Terre Haute.

The collision injured the van’s 18-year-old driver, Gabriella Waltz, who was hospitalized with head, neck and internal injuries. Police report that Singh kept on driving after striking the van and that an off-duty, out-of-state police officer followed him and reported his location to authorities.

Minutes later, near the 35 mile marker on eastbound I-70 in Putnam County, Singh was arrested for Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Crash. Charges are pending against Waltz who police say tested positive for controlled substances. Two passengers riding with Waltz, a 21-year-old and a 16-year-old, were not injured nor cited.

Singh was driving for Blue Ocean Freight of Ontario, Canada.

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Tom Quimby is the associate editor for Hard Working Trucks. Reach him at tomquimby@randallreilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @tom_quimby.