Fiery Two-Semi-Truck Crash on Indiana Interstate 70 Kills Trucker

08/18/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Putnam County, IN — A fatal and fiery crash involving two semi-trucks left one person dead on Wednesday, August 17, 2011. The fatal semi-truck accident occurred between the exits for State Road 243 and State Road 59 on Interstate 70 around 3:00 p.m., reported Fox 59 WXIN.

According to police, the two semi-trucks were both traveling through a construction zone when traffic stopped, causing one of the semi-trucks to rear-end the 2005 Volvo tractor-trailer, which was pulling a box trailer at the time.

Responding emergency crews rushed to the scene and were in the process of trying to free the driver of the second semi-truck, when the cab caught fire. The blaze was so intense that rescue crews had to retreat, while firefighters battled the fire for nearly two hours until it was fully extinguished.

The trapped driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is being withheld at this time, but officials did say he was an Ohio man and was driving for Averitt Express Inc., Cookeville, Tenn.

The driver of the Volvo was identified as Kundan S. Randwaha, 57, of Ontario, Canada. He was driving for Transforce Co. and was en route from Vincennes to Ontario when the semi-truck accident occurred. Randwaha was uninjured in the accident.

The fatal semi-truck accident is currently under investigation to figure out what caused the deadly crash.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for semi-truck accident attorneys.

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