Officials estimate traffic to remain backed up in Brazil until around noon because of a fatal accident in the eastbound lane of Interstate-70 early Monday morning.
According to Indiana State Police officials at the Putnamville Post, the single-vehicle accident took place sometime around 5 a.m., Monday, near the Clay/Putnam County line on the interstate.
Although details are limited due to the ongoing investigation, apparently the driver of a semi left the road for unknown reasons, hit a bridge abutment and rolled over, killing the driver.
Emergency response personnel are in the area clearing debris and attempting to remove the semi at this time. They are hopeful the road will be reopened by noon.
The name of the victim will not be released until authorities can notify the family.
Currently, traffic is being rerouted off I-70 at exit 23, north onto State Road 59, then east on United States 40 until it can be turned south on State Road 231 and ultimately returned to I-70.