Indiana State Police (ISP) arrested a truck driver following a fatal crash on Monday afternoon.
The crash happened at 4:45 p.m. on February 8 on I-69 in Daviess County, Indiana.
ISP says that 38 year old truck driver Allen C. Weldy was driving a truck hauling a flatbed trailer southbound on I-69 when he missed his turn.
“Weldy decided that instead of going to the next exit he would make a U-turn at the crossover near the 84-mile marker. Weldy pulled into the crossover and stopped for a moment. His trailer was completely blocking the passing lane and partially in the driving lane,” ISP said in a news release.
Fifty-two year old motorist Susan S. Yoo was driving an SUV south on I-69 behind Weldy’s truck. Troopers believe that Yoo attempted to avoid the crash but was unable to do so, crashing into the trailer “in a heavily over lapping same direction sideswipe.”
The SUV left the roadway, went down an embankment, and came to a stop in a ditch.
Yoo was pronounced dead at the scene.
Troopers say that a blood test showed that Weldy had Methamphetamines in his system.
Weldy was booked into the Daviess County Jail. Charges are pending against him.
The crash remains under investigation.