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Indianapolis woman killed in southern Indiana crash involving semi

DAVIESS COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – An Indianapolis woman is dead after a Monday afternoon crash in southern Indiana.

According to the Indiana State Police, troopers responded to the 83 mile marker on I-69 southbound in Daviess County around 4:45 p.m.

Police said that a semi, driven by 38-year-old Allen Weldy, with a flatbed trailer was headed south on I-69 when the driver missed it’s intended turn. However, instead of going to the next exit, Weldy attempted to make a U-turn near the crossover near the 84 mile marker.

The semi’s trailer was entirely blocking the passing lane and was also in driving lane.

A 2017 Acura, driven by 52-year-old Susan Yoo, of Indianapolis, was also traveling south on I-69. She was a short distance behind the semi when she slammed on her brakes in an attempt to miss the semi but was unsuccessful.

The Acura sideswiped the semi’s trailer, went off the roadway, down an embankment and came to a stop in a ditch.

Yoo was pronounced dead at the scene.

Methamphetamines were found in Weldy’s blood. He was transported to the Daviess County Jail.