Indiana State Police (ISP) have confirmed that one truck driver was killed and another injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Morgan County early Thursday morning.
Shortly after midnight on June 10, ISP was dispatched to a crash that occurred on eastbound I-70 at mile marker 52.
Troopers say that the crash occurred while 37 year old Texas-based truck driver Alfred Hill Jr. was placing triangles around his disabled semi.
“The disabled Mack was partially in the driving lane of Interstate 70 with no lighting,” ISP said in a news release.
Troopers say that 39 year old Nebraska-based truck driver Amer Al Fatlaw was also eastbound on I-70 when “at the last second Al Fatlawi observed the disabled semi partially in the roadway and attempted to divert his semi into the passing lane to avoid a collision.”
A truck driven by 39 year old Georgia-based driver Christopher M. Lyles was in the passing lane. Lyles was unable to avoid a crash with Al Fatlaw’s semi.
The crash caused both trucks to veer across the interstate, striking Hill and his disabled vehicle.
All three trucks came to a stop in a ditch near the interstate.
Hill passed away from injuries sustained in the crash.
Al Fatlaw was airlifted with non-life-threatening injuries.
Lyles wasn’t hurt.
ISP says that drugs and alcohol were not a factor.