Police are investigating a deadly accident on I-70 in Vigo County

One person is dead after an accident involving a semi and a jeep on I-70 Sunday afternoon.

Posted: Feb 23, 2020 3:47 PM
Updated: Feb 23, 2020 10:51 PM

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Police are investigating a deadly accident on Interstate 70 in Vigo County near the state line. 

Indiana State Police Sgt. Matt Ames tells News 10 one person has died. According to Sgt. Ames, a Jeep rear-ended a semi that was slowing down with its flashers on because of traffic backup from an earlier accident in Illinois.

The driver of the semi is okay.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday afternoon. Police are not releasing the victim's name until that autopsy is complete. 

The area was closed for several hours.

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