2 people dead after crash involving semi truck on I-70 westbound in Putnam County

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PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind. – A semi truck went off the road and slammed into a tree in Putnam County Friday morning, killing two people.

According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened along west I-70 about five or six miles east of U.S. 231.

The two people who died were a father and daughter who were trapped inside the semi after it crashed, investigators said.

Police expect the left lane of I-70 westbound to remain closed for several hours for the investigation and cleanup.

Indiana State Police are assisting in the investigation. Westbound traffic is being diverted off the interstate at State Road 42.