Danville (6/7/2023) – Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office crash reconstructionists in addition to the Hendricks County Coroner’s Office are investigating a motor vehicle crash that involved a pickup truck and a semi-tractor and trailer combination carrying an oversized load. The crash left one man dead and another man with non-life-threatening injuries.
Deputies were called to the scene at US 36 just east of State Road 75 near New Winchester at approximately 11:15AM when the crash was reported to the Hendricks County Communications Center. The preliminary investigation shows that the driver of a blue Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling westbound on US 36 when, for an unknown reason, the pickup truck abruptly traveled across the center line and struck a Freightliner semi- tractor and trailer carrying an oversized load.
The driver of the Chevrolet pickup truck, identified as 64-year-old Alan Blackledge of Coatesville, was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the pickup truck was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threating injuries. The driver of the semi-tractor was not injured.