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A sleepy semi driver took a ramp from northbound Interstate 65 to Ind. 2 too fast early Thursday, causing the truck to roll and spilling coils on the ground, police said.

Driver Robert E. Myles, 56, and his wife, Tyra L. Myles, 41, of Atlanta, were injured in the crash about 7:40 a.m. near Lowell, according to Indiana State Police. The couple's puppy escaped unharmed.

The speed at which Myles took the ramp caused 10 coils on a flatbed trailer to shift, which rolled the truck, police said.

Tyra Myles was asleep in the sleeper at the time of the crash, and she and husband became trapped inside, police said.

Robert Myles broke out the windshield and exited with the puppy. Tyra Myles climbed out of a sunroof in the sleeper.

The couple were taken to Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital in Crown Point for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The right lane was closed while crews up-righted the 2012 Kenworth tractor and trailer and cleaned up spilled diesel fuel, police said.

Robert Myles was cited for speeding, police said.

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