IPS teacher killed in crash involving INDOT salt truck in Hendricks County

Photo from scene of deadly crash on EB I-70 in Hendricks County

MONROVIA, Ind. – An Indianapolis Public Schools teacher was killed after crashing into the rear of an Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) salt truck on Friday morning, officials said.

The crash happened just after 6 a.m. on eastbound I-70 in Hendricks County near Monrovia.

Indiana State Police said the INDOT truck was stopped on the side of the road due to minor mechanical issues, and the emergency lights were activated at the time of the crash.

Police said 59-year-old Robert Lange of Greencastle lost control of his black 2006 Saturn, and the driver’s side of his car struck the back of the salt truck.

Lange died at the scene; the driver of the INDOT truck was not injured.

IPS confirmed that Lange was a school teacher for the district.

“Certainly, our thoughts are with his family at this time,” said IPS spokesperson Carrie Cline Black.

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