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Breaking: I-70 accident results in fatality

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

PUTNAM COUNTY -- Officials have confirmed the driver of a semitrailer that caught fire on Interstate-70 died in the accident.

According to officials, the vehicle caught fire near the 30 mile marker in Putnam County. The driver of the vehicle was trapped inside.

Officials immediately shut down the eastbound lane of I-70 from State Road 59 to United States 231, Cloverdale.

Indiana State Police officials were at Exit 23 rerouting traffic.

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