NEWTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A crash Tuesday in Newton County killed a South Bend man who crashed his car into the back of a parked vehicle.
Just after 3 p.m. Tuesday, Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies and Indiana State Police responded to a two-car crash on northbound U.S. 41 in the area of County Road 600 North.
Investigators say a semi-tractor-trailer had become disabled and was partially parked in the right lane of the roadway with reflective triangles set out.
A second semi, driven by 55-year-old Eugene B. Williams of South Bend, hit the parked semi after the driver failed to see the disabled vehicle.
Williams had to be extricated from his semi, after which the County Coroner's Office pronounced him dead on the scene.
A passenger in that second semi driven by Williams, 42-year-old Rosemary L. Eason, was also extricated from the sleeper berth of the vehicle. She was taken to St. Anthony's Hospital in Crown Point with abrasions to her face and a possible back injury.
The northbound lanes of 41 were closed for roughly 6 hours Tuesday for investigation and cleanup.
The investigation is ongoing.
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