Teen runaway travels 50 miles between truck's cab, trailer

Posted at 11:47 PM, Dec 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-06 19:47:28-05

SEYMOUR, IN (WXIN/CNN) - Indiana state police say a 17-year-old runaway is lucky to be alive after going for a ride on a semi-truck. Authorities say the teen hopped on the truck in Louisville, KY, riding between the cab and trailer.

He held on for more than 50 miles before being spotted by an inspector at a weigh station. The inspector told a state police trooper.

"He (trooper) chased the truck down the ramp, got the truck stopped at the end of the ramp, and the kid was gone. So we started searching the truck, and he had actually climbed under the truck,” said Mike Buckley, a motor carrier inspector.

The teen told police he had run away from Shelby, OH.  He was taken to a juvenile center and authorities contacted his parents.

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