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Indy woman dies following crash on I-74 in Shelbyville

Traffic backup on I-74 following Monday night's deadly crash. (Photo: viewer Tom Foreman)

SHELBY COUNTY, Ind. – Westbound I-74 was closed Monday evening for three hours after an Indianapolis woman was killed in a traffic accident.

Just after 5 p.m., authorities were dispatched to westbound I-74 near the SR 9 exit after a two-vehicle crash.

Sheriff’s deputies said a white Mazda, driven by Katherine Stratton, 54, of Indianapolis, rear-ended a semi that slowed down for traffic.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said the case will remain open pending the results of toxicology reports.

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