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Trucker killed in crash caused by teen passing two pickups, Indiana troopers say


The Indiana State Police (ISP) released information on a Monday multi-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a truck driver.

The crash occurred shortly after noon on June 5 in Tipton County, Indiana.

Troopers say that Travis Kramer, 40, and Shaun McCord, 42, were both driving pickup trucks hauling anhydrous tanks westbound on SR 28.

ISP says that a seventeen year old in a Volkswagen was also westbound on SR 28 attempting to pass the two pickups at the same time that a 2014 Peterbilt driven by Matthew Marley, 57, was eastbound on SR 28.

The Volkswagen sideswiped the pickup driven by Kramer and the Peterbilt.

Marley lost control and crossed the centerline, colliding with the pickup driven by McCord head-on.

The Peterbilt came to rest lying on top of McCord’s pickup north of the road.

McCord was airlifted to a nearby hospital. The seventeen year old was transported for treatment of minor injuries.

Marley passed away at the scene.

Alcohol or drugs were not believed to be a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.


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