One man has died after dozens of vehicles, including at least 20 semis, were involved in an accident on Interstate 70 in Hendricks County.
Indiana State Police said the victim, identified as 25-year-old Harkirat Sohal from Ontario, Canada, was pronounced deceased shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday.
Sohal was transported to Methodist Hospital following Thursday’s accident, when as many as 17 passenger vehicles and 20 semis crashed into each other. According to officials, 10 people were injured and one was killed in the pileup.
Authorities said Sohal was in the sleeper of a 2012 Freightliner semi that was being driven by his father.
Police continue to investigate the official cause of the crash, but they said snow squalls were a contributing factor. They said visibility on the roads decilined rapidly due to Thursday’s snowfall and drivers slowed rapidly at different rates, resulting in numerous collisions.
Officials expect the investigation to be completed in 10 days.