WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The White County Sheriff's Office released the name of the victim in a fatal, multi-vehicle crash Friday afternoon.
According to the White County Sheriff Office, shortly after noon on Friday, the White County 911 Communications Center received a report of a crash involving several vehicles on U.S. 24 near County Road 700 West in White County.
The preliminary investigation indicated an individual was burning field debris along U.S. 24 and witnesses stated there was heavy smoke blowing across the roadway obstructing visibility.
Traffic in the smoke was slowed due to the poor visibility and several vehicles collided in the roadway including five passenger vehicles and one semi-tractor trailer.
Forty-three-year-old Frank Ross of Avon was pronounced dead at the scene by White County Deputy Coroner Tony Deibel. Two people were transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette.
The highway was closed several hours while the Indiana State Police Accident Reconstructionist investigated the crash scene.