Driver from fatal I-70 accident identified

(WTHI Photo John M. Timm)
(WTHI Photo John M. Timm)

PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – The driver from Monday’s fatal accident on Interstate 70 near the 30 mile marker has been identified.

Officials report Robert Deakin, 46 of Avon, died from blunt force trauma.

Investigation revealed Deakin, for unknown reasons, did not stop for slowing traffic in a construction zone and struck another semi.

He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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