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Truck driver killed after crashing into semi hauling Corvettes


A truck driver was killed in a two vehicle collision in Indiana on Thursday afternoon.

The crash occurred around 4 p.m. on May 4 in Harrison County, Indiana.

Indiana State Police describe the events leading to the crash:

“After the preliminary investigation, Troopers believe a White 2013 Volvo semi-truck pulling a car-hauling trailer was merging into the eastbound lane of I-64 from the Corydon exit. At the same time, a Red 2014 Volvo semi-truck, pulling an empty box trailer, was eastbound on I-64 approaching the same exit. As the white semi merged into the slow lane of the interstate, the red semi collided with the rear of the car hauler trailer. The impact of the crash then pushed both vehicles off into the emergency lane on the south side of I-64, where both vehicles came to rest.”

The driver hauling the cars wasn’t seriously hurt.

The red Volvo driver, later identified as Clarence E. Mitchell, 64, required “extensive” extrication by the Harrison Township Fire Department. He was airlifted to a hospital and later passed away.

Troopers say that the cause of the crash is still under investigation. Drugs and alcohol are not thought to be factors.

Multiple agencies responded to the crash, including the Lanesville Volunteer Fire Department, Harrison County EMS, Air Methods, Charlie’s Towing, Indiana State Police, and Harrison County Sheriff’s Department.


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