semi·​truck | \ˈse-ˌmī-ˌtrək \

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Dwight Adams/IndyStar A crash that closed a stretch of I-65 in northern Indiana Thursday morning was caused by a semitruck driver who became distracted by a bug, police say. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "ISP: Truck driver distracted by bug flips semi on I-65 in Lake County," 12 July 2018 The semitruck and trailer overturned onto their right side and struck the man. Cathy Locke, sacbee, "Pedestrian killed when truck hauling gravel overturns on Highway 70 on-ramp," 12 Feb. 2018 The driver of the semitruck was transported to Rideout Memorial Hospital in Marysville with moderate injuries, the news release said. Cathy Locke, sacbee, "Pedestrian killed when truck hauling gravel overturns on Highway 70 on-ramp," 12 Feb. 2018 Highway 101 north of Hoodsport, Mason County, was temporarily closed Saturday when a larger slide slammed into a semitruck and spilled debris across the pavement. Sandi Doughton, The Seattle Times, "Sick of rain? Sorry, there’s more in the pipeline," 27 Jan. 2018 Willow Creek Community Church held the supply drive, where staffers and volunteers filled five semitrucks with goods. Todd Shields,, "Willow Creek Community Church rallies suburban Chicago for Hurricane Harvey relief," 5 Sep. 2017 Local design firm Minimal studios created the decals after employee Neill Townsend, 32, was fatally struck in 2012 by a semitruck driver when Townsend swerved on his bike to avoid an open car door near Walter Payton High School. John Greenfield, Chicago Reader, "How Chicago cab drivers were relieved of liability for dooring crashes," 31 Oct. 2017 But other details were sketchy, including how fast the Tesla had been going, how the driver failed to see the semitruck in broad daylight, and whether the vehicle’s Autopilot system had warned the driver in any way. Will Oremus, Slate Magazine, "We Finally Know Exactly What Happened in Last Year’s Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash," 21 June 2017 When that is full, Daniel will drive the short distance in the Bays semitruck to the huller. Mike Sager, Esquire, "Growing Almonds in the Desert," 25 Feb. 2015

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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