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1 ejected, killed in I-70 crash in Wayne County

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RICHMOND, Ind. (WISH) — One person is dead after being ejected in a rollover crash on Interstate 70 in Wayne County.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 146 mile marker just after 3 p.m. on Sunday. That’s west of Richmond.

Investigators say a person driving a black 2017 Audi A4 was traveling westbound, passed a vehicle in the left-hand lane, then merged back into the right-hand lane. When merging back, the driver lost control, entered the median, became airborne, struck the cable barrier and rolled multiple times.

A passenger seated in the middle of the backseat was ejected in the crash and pronounced dead on the scene.

Three other people in the vehicle were not hurt.

The name of the deceased has not yet been released.

Deputies say the driver and the passengers were from out of state on a business trip.