A Wayne County sheriff’s deputy was struck on I-70 this morning as he was investigating an earlier crash. Christopher Blackwell was standing outside his parked police cruiser, which was behind two wrecked semi-trailers with flashing lights activated. A box truck approaching the accident site wasn’t able to slow down and swerved into Deputy Blackwell. Blackwell was taken to a Richmond hospital and then transferred to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. I-70 in Wayne County was closed for five hours while police cleared the wreckage.
Information was provided by the Indiana State Police.