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Fishers man dies after vehicle collides with semi tanker on I-69 near Pendleton

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PENDLETON, Ind. – A Fishers man died Monday after the Honda CRV he was driving rear-ended an empty semi tanker on southbound I-69 near Pendleton.

State troopers say the semi had stopped near the 222 mile marker for an INDOT construction zone ahead shortly before 3:15 p.m.

The driver of the CRV, 49-year-old Roscoe Murray, was transported from the scene to St. Vincent Hospital, where police say he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the semi, 44-year-old Dereon Bond of Decatur, Illinois, was also transported to St. Vincent with minor, non-life threatening injuries.

Police believe Murray was accelerating down a ramp from Martin Luther King Blvd. to get onto I-69, when he failed to see the stopped traffic ahead.

The crash closed the southbound lanes for nearly three hours as troopers investigated and crews worked to clear the roadway.