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Multi Vehicle Accident Ties Up Traffic On I-70 For Several Hours

I-70 wreck 6-27 picture 1 provided by Indiana State Police
I-70 wreck 6-27 picture 2 provided by Indiana State Police
I-70 wreck 6-27 picture 1 provided by Indiana State Police

An eight vehicle accident yesterday on I-70 in the west bound lanes ties up traffic for over three hours.

It happened around 5:40 p.m. at the 41 mile marker in Putnam County.

The crash injured only one passenger.  The preliminary investigation shows a tractor-trailer driven by 37 year old Daniel Jovanovich, of Peoria, Arizona failed to slow down for slowing or stopped traffic in a construction zone and struck a vehicle in the rear.

Jovanovich’s tractor then struck other vehicles and forced them into other vehicles as well.

62 year old Linda Morgan, of Cloverdale, Indiana was the only one injured in the accident.

She was taken to a Hendricks County Hospital for treatment of head, arm, and leg injuries which were not believed to be life threatening.

There were no other injuries related to this crash. Traffic was slowing or stopped for an approaching construction zone near the 40 mile marker.  The crash involved three tractor-trailer units and five passenger type vehicles.

Daniel Jovanovich was cited for Speed too Fast to Avoid a Collision.

Drugs/Alcohol do not appear to be a factor in this crash.

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