Three semis crash on I-70 Morgan County

Three semi's came to rest in a ditch on the south side of I-70 in Morgan County early Thursday.

A Texas man died early today in a crash on Interstate 70 involving three semis in Morgan County.

The crash closed eastbound I-70 at the 52-mile marker for several hours.

Indiana State Police report Alfred Hill Jr., 37, of Houston, Texas, was outside his disabled 2001 Mack semi placing emergency triangles about 12:05 a.m. The Mack was partially in the driving lane of I-70 with no lighting, police said.

An eastbound 1996 Freightliner semi driven by a Nebraska man approached the disabled semi, and that driver saw the truck at the last second. That driver tried to move into the passing lane to avoid a collision, police said. However, a 2001 Volvo semi driven by a Georgia man was in the passing lane.

The Freightliner and Volvo collided, sending both rigs to the south side of I-70 where they struck Hill and his disabled Mack semi. All three semis came to rest in a ditch.

Hill was pronounced dead at the scene. The Nebraska truck driver was airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with non-life-threatening injuries. The Georgia truck driver sustained no injuries in the collision.

Drugs and alcohol are not a contributing factor of the accident, police said.

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Lisa Trigg has been a reporter at the Tribune-Star since 2009. With more than 30 years of newspaper experience, she now covers general news with a focus on crime and courts.

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