Morgan County crash kills driver of disabled semi on I-70

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MORGAN COUNTY, Ind. — Police are investigating a deadly crash on eastbound I-70 in Morgan County. It happened just after midnight Thursday at the 52 mile marker, between Little Point Road and State Road 39.

Investigators say the crash involved three semi trucks, and one person has died.

A preliminary investigation found the driver of a disabled Mack semi truck was placing emergency triangles on I-70. According to state police, the truck was partially in the roadway and had no lighting.

At the same time, another semi driver headed eastbound on I-70 saw the disabled Mack truck in the roadway and attempted to move to the passing lane to avoid a collision. That truck then hit a third semi in the passing lane.

The impact forced both semis to the side of the interstate, hitting both the disabled semi and its driver, Alfred Hill, 37 of Houston, Texas.

Hill was killed in the crash. Another driver was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The eastbound lanes of I-70 were closed for several hours as crews worked to clear all three semis from the ditch.

At this point, drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a contributing factor of the accident.

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