A commercial vehicle driver in Monday’s crash, which occurred in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70, has been identified by Putnam County Coroner Dave Brown. Robert P. Deakin, age 46, of Avon, IN was operating a Freightliner tractor operated when he failed to stop for slowing traffic and struck another tractor-trailer in the rear. Deakin was pronounced deceased at the scene. Deakin’s tractor-trailer was owned by Phoenix Metals of Middletown, Ohio.
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