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1 dead after crash on I-70 in Wayne County

WAYNE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — One person is dead after a fatal crash on Interstate 70 in Wayne County.

Indiana State Police troopers say the crash happened around 9:15 a.m. at the 149 mile marker. ISP said the traffic backup extended beyond the state line into Ohio.

Two vehicles were involved in the crash. A semi tractor driven by Rodney Williams, 45, of Camden, New Jersey and a Ford Focus driven by James Alcorn, 48, of Richmond, Indiana struck the rear of the semi.

Police say Alcorn died following the crash. Williams, the driver of the semi, was not injured.

Traffic was diverted off the interstate and cleanup lasted until around 2:30 p.m.

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