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Fatal crash closes US 36 near SR 75 in Hendricks Co.

Latest: The man who died Wednesday in a car crash at the intersection of U.S. 36 and State Road 75 has been identified as 64-year-old Alan Blackledge of Coatesville, according to the the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office.

Update: Indiana Department of Transportation announced on Twitter that U.S. 36 east and westbound is cleared at S.R. 75 and is reopened as of 4 p.m. Wednesday.

NEW WINCHESTER, Ind. (WISH) — A busy Hendricks County intersection is closed Wednesday afternoon due to a fatal crash.

U.S. 36 is closed in both directions at State Road 75 west of Danville so police can investigate the crash and clean up the scene, the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook at 11:30 a.m.

Police did not say what led to the crash or how many vehicles were involved.

The highway is expected to be closed “for an extended period of time,” the sheriff’s office says.

Drivers should avoid the area for the next few hours.