Crime Watch 8

Man found stabbed in semi on I-70 dies; 1 in custody

RICHMOND, Ind. (WISH) — A man found stabbed last week inside a disabled semi along Interstate 70 has died of his injuries, and a second man who was inside the semi has been charged with murder.

Deputies from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office responded around 6:10 p.m. Aug. 16 to the 156 mile marker of I-70 near Richmond. They arrived to find a man later identified as 55-year-old Angel Cruz, of Miami, Florida, with apparent stab wounds, according to Sheriff Randy Retter.

Cruz was initially taken to Reid Health in Richmond and then to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He underwent surgery and was in critical condition but died, according to a Friday email from the sheriff’s office.

Pavel Nery-Gonzalez, 47, of Miami, was also in the semi and was taken into custody that night on aggravated battery charges. Following an autopsy of Cruz, Nery-Gonzalez has been charged with murder, the sheriff said Friday.

On Friday, Nery-Gonzalez remained in the Wayne County Jail.

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Colder and quiet rest of the week

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A good 20° swing Wednesday morning with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s this morning with feel-like temperatures in the teens. it will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t help us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Daytime highs should warm to the upper 30s. Wednesday night will be a cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will be another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid-40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by midweek with highs in the mid 40s.

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