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Man killed in crash on I-69 near Pendleton exit, highway closed for several hours

Madison County Coroner’s Office identifies person killed in I-69 crash

PENDLETON, Ind. (WISH) — A man died early Sunday morning in a crash involving an overturned semitrailer on Interstate 69 southbound near Pendleton in Madison County.

Madison County Coroner Adam Matson confirmed the fatality to News 8. The man was later identified by the coroner as 26-year-old Piyush Bali from Mississauga, Ontario.

The crash happened around 5 a.m. at the 214.6-mile marker between Exit 214 and County Road South 650 West, the Indiana Department of Transportation says

It was unclear what caused the truck to overturn, but the department confirmed to News 8 that it had blocked all lanes of I-69 southbound.

INDOT also says that two left lanes of I-69 northbound were closed due to wreckage on the road.

I-69 southbound was closed for approximately six hours while crews investigated and cleared the wreckage.

It was unclear if anyone else was injured in the crash.

News 8 has reached out to Indiana State Police for information on what caused the crash.

(Provided Photo/Madison County Sheriff’s Department)