CLAY COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - An Indianapolis man is dead after police say he was driving the wrong way on the interstate and collided with a semi.
According to Indiana State Police, the accident happened around 6 o’clock Saturday morning. It happened near mile marker 22 on Interstate 70 in Clay County.
Investigators say 72-year-old John Slack of Indianapolis was driving west in the eastbound lane. The semi driver and a co-driver were not injured but slack was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are still investigating what led to the crash.
While crews worked to clear accident debris and direct traffic, another driver rear-end a state trooper.
According to Indiana State Police, Trooper Troy Cobb was inside his car with his emergency lights on when he was hit.
Police say Holly Hedden was driving the car that hit the trooper. She was not hurt.
Trooper Cobb was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.