I-70 Crash Kills One and Injures Two Others

Two men from Cloverdale were injured today in a morning crash on westbound Interstate 70 that killed an Indianapolis man.

According to news reports, the two men were transported to Methodist Hospital for non-life threatening injuries and later released. The Chrysler Sebring in which they were traveling was part of a chain reaction crash following the initial accident.

In addition to the two injured men, The Marion County Coroner’s office pronounced one man dead at the scene.

According to an Indiana State Police investigation, a semi tractor-trailer was hauling an oversized construction load. It was headed eastbound at the 73-mile marker and struck several concrete barriers. The impact forced the barriers into one of the westbound lanes of I-70. In turn, the barriers struck a westbound Ford van, which started the chain reaction crash which involved a White tractor-trailer, another car, a Ford Crown Victoria and finally a Toyota passenger car.

The driver of the eastbound tractor-trailer with the oversized load was cited for not having a permit and violation of a permit. The truck is owned by Poindexter Transportation.

The Indiana State Police investigation of the crash is continuing and part of the investigation is to determine if the oversized load of the eastbound tractor-trailer was properly permitted.