Published On: Tue, Apr 10th, 2018

UPDATE: One Fatality in I-69 Crash

Madison County (04-09-2018) A two vehicle crash this afternoon on I-69 claimed the life of a Fisher’s man and sent a Illinois man to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  This afternoon around 3:15 p.m. troopers responded to I-69 south bound at the 222 mile marker to the report of a crash involving a Honda CRV and a tanker semi.

Troopers arrived to find a CRV, driven by Roscoe Murray, age 49 of Fishers, had run into the rear of an empty semi tanker that was stopped in traffic for an INDOT construction zone ahead. Murray was transported to St. Vincent Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the semi, Dereon Bond, age 44 of Decatur, IL. was transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Anderson with minor, non-life threatening injuries.  The preliminary investigation by Trooper Justin Beamon and Trooper Coley McCutcheon is that Murray was accelerating down the ramp from MLK Blvd. to get onto I-69 south bound, when he failed to see the stopped traffic ahead.

The crash had I-69 SB closed for nearly 3 hours at the 222 mile marker as troopers investigated the crash and crews worked to clear the roadway. Troopers Beamon and McCutcheon were assisted in their investigation by off duty trooper Kendrick Donald; Trooper Michael Bradbury; ISP Sergeant David Poynter; Anderson P.D., Madison County EMA, Madison County EMS, Pendleton Police, Fire and EMS as well as the Anderson Fire Department.

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