Teen killed in semi vs. pickup truck crash in Boone County on State Road 47

Eric Austin, 19, of Kirkin, died at the scene

BOONE COUNTY, Ind. - A 19-year-old man was killed in a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a pickup truck in Boone County Thursday morning.

The crash was reported during rush hour just before 7 a.m. on State Road 47 east of State Road 39.

Police said the impact of the crash forced the semi into a nearby pole and onto its side.

Investigators said the semi was headed west on S.R. 47 near the intersection of S.R. 39 when the driver lost control, crossed the center line and struck an oncoming 2002 GMC pickup truck in a head-on collision.

The driver of the pickup truck, Eric Austin, 19, of Kirkin, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The driver of the semi, Anthony Morrow, 48, of Rochester, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Witham Hospital.

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