A man from Indianapolis died on Saturday morning after he was involved in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 70 in Clay County. An Indiana State Police trooper was injured when his cruiser was hit by a motorist’s vehicle during the investigation.
Seventy-two-year-old John D. Slack, from Indianapolis, was driving the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of I-70 near the 22-mile marker when he crashed with a semi-truck driven by a twenty-one-year-old man from Ontario, Canada.
State police reported the truck driver was going eastbound in the passing lane past a semi-truck when he saw Slack’s car driving toward him. The truck driver tried to avoid the crash, but it was impossible.
Slack was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver and his co-driver had no injuries.
Troy Cobb, an Indiana State Police Trooper, was injured when a motorist, twenty-one-year-old Holly J. Hedden from Terre Haute, hit his cruiser while driving a 2006 Buick.
Cobb was taken to Terre Haute Regional Hospital with minor injuries. The driver was not injured in the crash.
Cobb was sitting in his police vehicle with its emergency lights on; he was helping with traffic control while working on the investigation of the wrong-way crash.
State police excluded alcohol and drugs as reasons for any of the crashes.
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