MORGAN CO. — A person was killed in a crash involving three semi-trucks on Interstate 70 in Morgan County on Thursday morning, the Indiana Department of Transportation confirms.
According to Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Matt Ames, troopers responded to the crash around midnight on Thursday near the 52 Mile Marker in the eastbound direction on I-70.
ISP identified the victim killed as one of the semi-truck drivers involved in the crash, 37-year-old Alfred Hill Jr. of Houston, Texas.
A preliminary investigation by ISP found that Hill's 2001 Mack semi tractor-trailer was disabled and partially in the driving lane of I-70 with no lighting. When another semi-driver noticed the truck at the last second, he swerved to get into the passing lane to avoid a collision. However, when he swerved into the passing lane, a third semi-driver was passing, resulting in a collision.
Hill and his disabled truck were struck during the collision, and all three came to a rest inside of a ditch.
According to ISP, one semi-driver involved in the crash was airlifted to Methodist Hospital with "non-life-threatening" injuries.
ISP also reports that drugs and alcohol are not contributing factors to the accident.