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Two Dead In I-70 Truck Crash In Clay County, Indiana

Posted on Sep 21, 2009
A high-speed truck crash involving a passenger car and a tractor-trailer left two young males dead at the Clay County and Putnam County Line on I-70 near Terre Haute, Indiana on September 2, 2009. Indiana State Police say that a a 1994 white Pontiac Grand Prix was speeding eastbound on Interstate 70 at a quarter past eight in the morning when the driver lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median, and slammed into the broadside of a big rig traveling east on I-70.

Indiana State Police said that the high speed of the car and the force of the impact split the car in half and ejected both the driver and the passenger. Because of the state of the bodies, the police cannot yet make a positive identification of the deceased without more information. Terre Haute Regional Hospital pathologist Dr. Roland Kohr will be performing autopsies on the young men.

Indianapolis truck driver 46-year-old Michael Fedak and the truck company he was representing were cleared of all wrongdoing after Indiana State Police inspected the truck and tested the driver. Fedak suffered back injuries during the fatal Indiana I-70 crash.

The violent crash is still being investigating by a number of different Indiana organizations, including The Putnam County Sheriff's Office, the Clay County Sheriff's office, the Indiana Department of Transportation, the Putnam County Coroner's Office, Jackson Township Police, several fire departments, and crash reconstructionists.

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