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Standing trucker struck and killed by second driver after parking in center turn lane 


A truck driver was killed by another semi truck outside of a warehouse in Indiana on Thursday morning. 

The incident happened on October 20th in Hancock County, Indiana at around 6:45 a.m. in front of the Amazon warehouse facility near the intersection of County Road 400 West.

Police report that the driver was parked in a two-way center turn lane in front of the warehouse and got out of his cab to walk towards the facility. The trucker was then “immediately” struck by a 2020 Kenworth truck heading west, reported Fox 59.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The 53-year-old driver of the Kenworth has voluntarily submitted to a blood draw and is cooperating with investigators. Alcohol, drugs, or speed are not believed to be factors in the crash. 

The crash occurred while it was still dark, and police say there are no streetlights in the area. The victim was not wearing any reflective clothing at the time of the incident.


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