One dead after accident on Indiana Toll Road

Published: Aug. 26, 2020 at 3:47 PM EDT
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LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - One person is dead after a Wednesday afternoon crash on the Indiana Toll Road.

It happened in LaGrange County at the 115 mile marker west.

State police tell us a pickup truck read-ended a broken down semi on the right shoulder.

The driver of the pickup, a 16-year-old, was ejected from the vehicle. He was airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital, and was in serious but stable condition late Wednesday night.

A passenger in the pickup was killed.

The semi driver was also taken to a hospital for a minor head injury.

It is unknown whether seat belts were in use, however the airbags were deployed. The driver of the semi was not in his seat belt because his vehicle was parked.

Westbound lanes were closed for several hours due to crews cleaning up the area, but all lanes were back open by the evening.

An investigation into the crash is still ongoing.

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