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Woman killed in I-70 crash involving semi near Plainfield

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A woman has died after a crash involving a semi on Interstate-70 near Plainfield.

According to Indiana State Police, a crash involving a semi and a passenger car happened in the eastbound lanes of I-70 near mile marker 67 Sunday morning around 3:20 a.m. That’s near State Road 267 southeast of Plainfield.

Police say one woman was transported to the hospital and another woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say the semi had pulled over to the right shoulder out of the roadway when a short time later, the driver of the car crashed into the back of the semi. Heavy rain at the time of the crash is considered to be a factor.

Police do not believe alcohol or drugs were involved.

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The cause of the crash remains under investigation. The right two lanes of eastbound I-70 were closed for nearly five hours while crews investigated the crash. All lanes have since reopened

The identities of the victim and the people involved have not been released.

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