ISP: 'Medical event' may have caused semi driver's wreck that ended in death
Last Updated: 59 days ago
HENRY COUNTY, Ind. - A semi driver from Brownsburg is dead after state police said his semi veered off the interstate late Friday night in Henry County.
Indiana State Police (ISP) said just before 10:30 p.m. Friday, troopers responded to a report of a semi off the south side of the roadway on Interstate 70 at the 128 mile marker. That’s right next to the State Road 3/South Fourth Street exit near Spiceland.
Troopers said they arrived to find a semi tractor-trailer rig in a bean field with the box trailer overturned, but the tractor upright. The driver was unresponsive when ISP got there.
Troopers and medical crews said they were unable to resuscitate the driver, Randy Piper, 52. (ISP originally informed RTV6 Piper's age was 42)
Investigators said Piper may have suffered a medical event prior to driving off the south side of the roadway: There were no skid marks and the truck seemed to have gradually left the interstate.
ISP said the investigation into the crash is ongoing.
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