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A Man and Two Dogs Die after Semi Rear-Ends Van on I-70

A man and two dogs are dead after a semi-tractor trailer rear-ended a van on I-70 on the east side Tuesday evening, according to the Indianapolis Fire Department. 

Witnesses say the semi was driving on eastbound I-70 near North German Church Road when it rear-ended the van, the fire department said. That initial collision pushed the van into a sedan, which collided with a second semi, according to the fire department. 

The man driving the van went into cardiac arrest and was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in “extreme critical condition,” but later died, IFD said. Two dogs were ejected from the van upon collision, and also died.

The man is not an Indiana resident, and his identity is being withheld until his family can be notified of his death, Indiana State Police said in a press release Tuesday night. 

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, and investigators determined the semi was not speeding prior to the crash, ISP said. 

Two people in the sedan were transported to Eskenazi Hospital in good condition, according to IFD. 

The crash, to which IFD responded at 5:51 p.m., hampered traffic on eastbound I-70 for hours. All lanes of eastbound I-70 near the scene of the crash were closed until 10:28 p.m., according to the Indiana Department of Transportation. 

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.

source: indy star