2 dead after semi fails to see slowed traffic on I-70

Indiana News

BRAZIL, Ind. (WISH/WTWO) — Two people died Friday night in a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 in Clay County.

Indiana State Police responded to the crash around 5:30 p.m. Friday in the emergency lane near the 21 mile marker.

ISP said the crash occurred when traffic was merged into the left lane to avoid a stalled semi. Another semi, driven by Serge Marquis, 54, of Quebec, Canada, failed to recognize that traffic was slowing and hit a passenger vehicle driven by 67-year-old Dolores Soroa of West Miami, Florida. That vehicle was forced into the median.

(Provided Photo/ISP)

Soroa and her passenger, 70-year-old Anelis Nora Herrera Perez, of Cuba, were pronounced deceased.

The semi kept going, hitting a pickup pulling a trailer. Then the semi left the road and came to a stop in the wood line.

A third semi hit a ramp that fell off the pickup’s trailer and was stuck in the road.

The results of the crash investigation will be turned over to the Clay County Prosecutor’s Office, ISP said.

On Sunday, a mother and her twin daughters died in a crash on I-465 when a semi driver plowed into stopped traffic, striking seven vehicles and leaving seven people injured.

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