ISP identifies driver killed in Wayne County I-70 crash

INDIANAPOLIS - Eastbound traffic on I-70 has been reopened after a fatal collision between a car and semi-truck closed all lanes for more than two hours Saturday.

The collision occurred just after 6 p.m. Saturday between the 140 and 141 mile markers near Hagerstown in Wayne County.

According to Indiana State Police, a preliminary investigation showed that an Impala was westbound on I-70 when it crossed the median for an unknown reason. The Impala was struck head-on by an oncoming semi-truck, and ended up back in the median. The semi traveled off the south side of the interstate and flipped onto its side.

The driver of the Impala was pronounced dead at the scene by the Wayne County Coroner. That driver was identified Sunday as Patrick Wesseler, 31, of Newberg, Ind.

The driver of the semi was uninjured.

I-70 westbound was unaffected by the crash.

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