INDIANAPOLIS — A man from Cambridge City, Indiana died Sunday morning in a crash on Interstate 70 while driving a semi truck.
Indiana State Police responded to the crash just after 8:45 a.m. and arrived on I-70 westbound near Shadeland Avenue to find a semi truck rolled over near the 88.4 mile marker.
Troopers attempted to contact the driver, who was pinned under the wreckage, but he was unresponsive. The man, later identified by ISP as 70-year-old Billy Ray Ervin Jr. of Cambridge City, was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to a preliminary investigation, Ervin Jr. was driving a semi westbound on I-70 when he drove off the roadway, hit a concrete barrier and his semi flipped into a ditch on the right side of the road. According to ISP, investigators have yet to determine what caused him to drive off the road as there were no skid marks to indicate breaking.
Two lanes of I-70 westbound were closed for several hours while crews cleared the scene and investigated, ISP said.
The Marion County Coroner’s Office will be conducting a death investigation. No other people were injured in the crash, ISP said.
This is an ongoing investigation. We will continue to update this article as we receive more information.