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One dead in Indiana Toll Road crash after semi’s double trailer brakes locked up


Indiana State Police (ISP) are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on the Indiana Toll Road on Tuesday.

The crash occurred shortly after 11 a.m. near Mishawaka in St. Joseph County, Indiana.

Troopers responded to multiple calls about a serious crash involving a UPS semi with double trailers and a silver Toyota SUV on the Indiana Toll Road westbound at mile marker 79.6.

ISP describes the fatal crash:

“Preliminary investigation by Trooper Casey Davis indicates that a brown 2016 Kenworth towing double trailers was traveling westbound when the brakes on the rear trailer locked up. The Kenworth came to a stop with the rear trailer mostly in right lane.  A silver 2019 Toyota traveling westbound in the right lane swerved to the left but struck the left rear corner of the rear trailer with the right side of the Toyota.  A female in the front passenger seat of the Toyota was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

The truck driver, Indiana resident Stefan Canic, 33, and the Toyota driver were not hurt.

“An inspection of the Kenworth to determine the cause of the brakes to lock will be conducted by troopers with the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division,” ISP said.

The westbound lanes of the Toll Road reopened shortly before 3 p.m.


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