Indiana State Police inspector dies in I-70 crash

Source: WTHR
Source: WTHR
Source: WTHR
Source: WTHR

CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say an Indiana State Police motor carrier inspector was killed when he lost control of a pickup truck and collided head-on with a tractor-trailer.

It happened Sunday afternoon on Interstate 70 near Cambridge City, about 50 miles east of Indianapolis. Westbound I-70 reopened Sunday evening, and the eastbound lanes were expected to reopen shortly after.

A state police news release says 64-year-old Robert E. Pitcher of Pershing was towing a power brake tester when he lost control of the vehicle.

The agency says the westbound pickup crossed the median and hit an eastbound car-hauler.

An air ambulance took 42-year-old semi driver Ricky L. Mills of Heidrick, Ky., to Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment of extensive burns.

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