Indiana State Police troopers have been investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday morning (Nov. 19) on I-70 eastbound near the 125 mile-marker in Henry County.
Emergency personnel were notified at 7:48 a.m. of the crash involving a semi-tractor trailer and a pickup truck. Deputies with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, the Spiceland Fire Department, Henry County EMS, and ISP troopers responded to the scene.
The driver of the pickup truck was unresponsive upon arrival, and pronounced deceased by the Henry County Coroner. Two passengers in the vehicle were extricated, and transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis via ambulance. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening. The driver of the semi-tractor trailer was not injured.
The identity of the driver is being withheld at this time until the family is notified. I-70 eastbound is currently restricted to one lane only and will be closed temporarily while the crash is reconstructed by the Indiana State Police. The Henry County Coroner’s Office is also on scene.
It is believed that limited visibility due to thick fog was a factor in the crash. The investigation is ongoing at this time. Further information will be made available after the completion of the crash reconstruction investigation.
Shortly before 1 p.m., ISP announced the scene investigation into the fatal crash had concluded. The wreckage has been removed and emergency personnel have cleared the scene. All lanes of traffic are back open and the traffic backup should begin to dissipate.