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Driver killed in car-semi crash on I-70

One driver was killed, another with minor injuries in a Hancock County I-70 crash Saturday.


Just after 8:30 pm Saturday emergency responders were called to the scene of a serious crash involving a car and a semi on I-70 westbound near the 109 mile marker in Hancock County.


Upon arrival first responders found a semi-tractor trailer in the ditch along with a heavily damaged passenger car. An adult male had been ejected from the wreckage and was unconscious and unresponsive. Despite life saving efforts that man was pronounced deceased at the scene.


The driver of the semi was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. 


Preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police Crash reconstructionists determined the driver of the westbound passenger car left the roadway to the left into the median, then came back across the westbound lanes in front of the semi. The semi collided with the passenger car and both vehicles went into the right ditch. 


The driver of the passenger car was preliminarily identified at the scene and an acquaintance to that person arrived on scene and was notified, however confirmation of identification is pending by the Hancock County Coroner's Office therefore the victim's name is being withheld at this time.


The right lane of I-70 reminded closed for the duration of the investigation and was reopened at approximately 3:00 a.m. 


The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Greenfield Fire Department, Greenfield Police Department, the Hancock County Sheriff's Office and the Hancock County Coroner's Office.