NEW CASTLE, Ind. (WISH) – A California man died Tuesday morning in a crash on Interstate 70 in Henry County.
The crash happened just after 7:45 a.m. on I-70 near State Road 103.
Troy K. Lemons, 47, of San Mateo, was traveling east in a red pickup towing a large trailer loaded with construction equipment when he collided with a box trailer pulled by a semi-tractor. Lemons’ pickup caught fire, and he and his two passengers had to be extricated from the vehicle, state police said.
Lemons was pronounced dead at the scene. His two passengers were taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, ISP said.
The driver of the semi-tractor, 55-year-old Abdulrazak H. Nur, was not injured in the crash, police said.
Police said dense fog at the time of the crash left limited visibility in the area. Unsafe speed was also a factor in the crash, according to police.
No criminal charges had been filed on Tuesday, and the crash remained under investigation.