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Two Vehicle Crash Claims Life Of Driver
Updated September 19, 2017 7:45 AM | Filed under: Accident
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(WHITE CO.) - Monday at approximately 7:38 p.m. on I-65 northbound near the 191 mile marker, two miles south of the US 231/193 exit a pickup rear ended a semi-tractor-trailer claiming the life of the driver of the pickup.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Sean Schaefer has revealed that a gray Dodge Ram pickup was northbound on I-65. The driver of the pickup for unknown reason, failed to see traffic slowed in the left lane and ran into the back of a semi-trailer hauling a steel roll and being pulled by a 1998 Peterbilt driven by 50-year-old Michelle Seaton of Merrillville, IN.

The pickup burst into flames. Good Samaritans from other vehicles attempted to pull the driver from the vehicle but was unable to due to the heat of the fire.

The pickup was fully engulfed when fire department arrived. The driver succumbed to possibly injuries and fire of the vehicle. Identity of the driver will be released when family is notified. The investigation is continuing.

The highway was shut down for around two hours while police investigated the crash.

Assisting at the scene were troopers from the ISP Lafayette Post, Wolcott Fire Department, White County Coroner's Office and Farney's Wrecker Service.



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