Indianapolis, IN – Thursday evening, at 5:38, emergency crews were called to the scene of a serious crash on I-70 westbound at the 77.7 mile marker, near Harding Street. When first responders arrived they found a heavily damaged Hyundai Sonata underneath the rear end of a semi trailer on the right shoulder. The driver of they Hyundai was entrapped in the wreckage, unconscious and unresponsive. The driver of the semi tractor-trailer was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Hyundai, 55 year old Randall Wilson of Franklin Indiana was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Indiana State Police Crash Reconstructionists responded to the scene to investigate. Preliminarily, investigators believe the driver of the semi tractor-trailer pulled over to the shoulder and stopped due to possible mechanical issues. The semi was stopped on the right shoulder when the driver of the Hyundai drove onto the shoulder for unknown reasons and hit the back of the semi trailer. The right two lanes of I-70 were closed for four hours while the crash was investigated and the wreckage was removed.
ISP was assisted in this investigation by the Indianapolis Fire Department, Indiana Department of Transportation, and the Marion County Coroner’s Office.