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Man dies in 2-vehicle crash in Grant County

GAS CITY, Ind. (WISH) — An Upland man died Thursday morning after hitting a semi-tractor on State Road 22 in Grant County.

At 8:36 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to a two-vehicle crash on State Road 22 near Grant County Road 500 East, according to Indiana State Police.

Preliminary investigation revealed Jeremiah Rupel, 41, was driving a 2011 Ford Focus westbound on State Road 22 near County Road 500 East. Rupel drove crossed the center line and into the eastbound lane, hitting a 2020 Freightliner semi-tractor head-on.

Rupel died at the scene.

Alcohol and drugs are not suspected of playing a role in the crash.