On Thursday November 9th at approximately 5:20 p.m., Indiana State Police troopers were dispatched to a personal injury crash on I-74 WB at the 115mm involving a van and semi-tractor trailer. According to the crash investigation and witness statements, a van was traveling EB on I-74 at the 115mm and for an unknown reason left the roadway, traveled through the grass median, and struck a WB semi-tractor trailer. This area of I-74 does not have median cable barriers.
The driver of the van, James E. Byard, 78, of St. Paul, the only occupant, was pronounced deceased at the crash scene. The driver of the Fed-Ex tractor- trailer, Jerry Hodgkin, 45, of Cincinnati, Ohio was transported to Major Hospital with a hand injury.
The Indiana Truck Crash Attorneys at Glaser & Ebbs are skilled at representing clients and their family members injured in automobile accidents. It often takes legal action to receive fair compensation in these cases. If the responsible party is not found, we will help you look for other coverage. Contact Glaser & Ebbs to learn more about your legal rights and options.