MORGAN COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – One person is dead following an overnight crash on I-70 in Morgan County, according to the Indiana State Police.
The Morgan County Dispatch said the deadly crash happened on I-70 near mile marker 52 just after midnight.
Police said 37-year-old Alfred Hill, of Houston, Texas, was outside of his semi, placing emergency markers around his disabled truck, which was still partially in the roadway and not using any lighting.
An eastbound semi, driven by 39-year-old Amer Al Fatlawi, noticed the disabled semi, at the last second, and went over into the passing lane in order to keep from hitting Hill’s semi. However, this resulted in Al Fatlawi’s semi colliding with a third semi, driven by 39-year-old Christopher Lyles.
The crash between the two semis caused both into the south side of the interstate, striking Hill and the disabled semi.
Hill was killed while Al Fatlawi was transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers said Lyles was not harmed.