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One Semi Rear Ends Another on I-70 & Driver Lives
Henry County – A crash involving two semi-trucks shortly before midnight last night sent two drivers to the hospital and had west bound traffic routed off of I-70 for more than two hours. A call came in around 11:45 pm. last evening of a crash with injuries in the area of I-70 west bound at the 129 mile marker.
The investigation by Trooper J.T. Burns revealed that a 2007 Freightliner, driven by Islomjon Abdurakhmonov, age 23 of Philadelphia, PA. was driving west bound in the right (driving) lane when he ran up on a slower moving 2006 Volvo semi driven by Charles Wozniak, age 72 of Metuchen, NJ.
Wozniak was operating his truck in the right lane at a slower speed with the flashers on, as he had just driven through an area of heavy rainfall. Abdurakhmonov saw the slower truck ahead and tried to swerve left to miss it, but instead hit the trailer of Wozniak’s truck.
Abdurakhmonov was transported from the scene for a leg injury and Wozniak was transported for complaint of pain. Both men were transported by Henry County EMS to Reid Health Systems Hospital in Richmond. Traffic had to be routed off of I-70 west bound at the 131 mile marker New Lisbon exit for over two hours while crews worked to clean up the crash.
Trooper Burns was assisted in his investigation by the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, New Castle-Henry County EMS and the New Lisbon and Straughn Fire Departments.
Press release from Indiana State Police.