Driver from fatal I-70 accident identified

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.

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