TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Williamsport man injured in a crash that split his pick-up truck in two has died.
The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office said 63-year-old John Cecille died just before 6 p.m. Tuesday at an Indianapolis hospital. Officers originally believed Cecille would survive the crash.
The call came in about 12:30 p.m. Monday on U.S. 231 and County Road 800 South. The sheriff's office said Cecille was trying to cross U.S. 231 on 800 South when his pickup truck was hit by a semi driving north. Witnesses reported it was raining heavily at the time.
Cecille was thrown about 50 feet, according to deputies. The cab of the pickup truck was in a ditch. The back of the pickup was still on the road.
Investigators said Cecille was wearing a seat belt around his waist, but not a shoulder strap. They also said that after the initial crash, a second semi rear-ended the trailer of the first semi. Neither of the semi drivers were hurt.
U.S. 231 reopened six hours after the crash.
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