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Two killed, eastbound lanes of I-70 closed after crash

Posted: 3:07 PM, Jul 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-31 00:42:14-04
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HENDRICKS COUNTY — Two people are dead following a crash on Interstate 70 near Plainfield on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Plainfield Fire Department, the crash happened around 2:15 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near State Road 267. The eastbound lanes are closed and traffic is being diverted off at State Road 267.

State police said a van with a camper failed to slow down in stopped traffic and struck the back of a semi, killing the two people inside the van. The driver of the semi was not injured. It is not known why the van did not slow down.

The van had Texas license plates, and state police are waiting to notify family members before releasing the names of the people who died.

All lanes of I-70 eastbound were closed for three hours while the crash was investigated and the wreckage was removed.