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Names of Semi Drivers Involved in Double Fatal on I-70 Released


Clay County, Ind. - Some of the names have officially been released concerning the double fatal crash on Interstate 70.

That tragic crash took the life of five-year-old and a one-year-old.

Leaving the mother and a three-year-old air lifted to an Indianapolis hospital.

Indiana State Police have released the names of the semi-truck drivers.

The truck driver, who failed to yield to slow traffic in a construction zone is 62-year-old Amritpal Singh of Quebec, Canada.

The other semi driver is 57-year-old Russell Sims of Indianapolis.

This accident occurred at the 16 mile marker of I-70 in the westbound lane, just before the Vigo County Line.

Two children, a five-year-old male and a 1-year-old female died at the scene of the accident.

The mother was airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with traumatic injuries.

The three-year-old male child airlifted to Riley Children's Hospital with was is believed to be life-threatening injuries.

It has been released that the family was from the state of Ohio.

Sergeant Joe Watts, with the Indiana State Police, was on the scene.

"The children were pulled from the van. Bystanders were performing CPR, medical first aid when troopers arrived on the scene," says SGT. Joe Watts. "Troopers were on scene within one minute of this crash. That's important to note as well. So all the efforts, area fire departments, area EMFS were deployed, air ambulance was on the scene so all the stops were pulled out for this crash."

Reportedly, one of the semi drivers was also transported to the hospital, with unknown injuries.

We have gotten word that the west bound lanes have re-opened.

Traffic should return to normal very soon.

The names of the children and mother will be released at another time.

Source of article click here : My Wabash Valley

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