HILLSBORO, Ind. - Indiana State Police have identified the driver that was killed when a semi struck a bridge support Friday just north of Hillsboro, about 15 miles west of Crawfordville.
The driver of the semi was Dale C. Johnstone Jr, 42, of Canton, Ohio, ISP confirmed.
Interstate 74 was closed in both directions between the State Road 25 and U.S. 41 exits in western Indiana after the crash at 5:30 p.m.
For an unknown reason, police said the semi left the road, entering the median, and crashed into the bridge support to State Road 341, killing the driver.
Police said the semi was considered a total loss. It was carrying a trailer full of cat food which was strewn all over both east and westbound lanes of I-74.
It was not clear how long it would take to clean up the cat food and remove the semi from the scene. Drivers were encouraged to use detours until further notice.
State police say Indiana Department of Transportation bridge inspectors were on the scene and deemed the bridge safe for travel.
Will Paoli restore busted bridge?
Remember the scene from southern Indiana on Christmas Day?
Trump, Sanders look to emerge from New Hampshire
Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hope to emerge from New Hampshire's primary Tuesday with their first wins of the 2016 presidential…
U.S. Attorney General to congratulate IMPD
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has selected Indianapolis as one of six cities she'll be stopping at through in the coming months to…
Sanders, Kasich win 1st votes in NH primary
Bernie Sanders and John Kasich picked up the most votes as the first ballots of the first-in-the-nation primary were cast…
Aborted fetuses wrongly shipped to Indiana
MedAssure is facing a fine and scrutiny for receiving aborted fetuses from an out-of-state Planned Parenthood clinic, despite its state…