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Driver in I-70 fatality may have died from medical event

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LISBON, Ind. -

Indiana State Police say a driver whose semi ran off the interstate Friday night may have died from a medical event.

Around 10:28 p.m. Indiana State Police troopers responded to a report of a semi off the south side of I-70 at the 128 mile marker. They found the semi in a bean field, the box trailer overturned but the tractor upright, and the driver unresponsive.

The troopers and medical crews were unable to resuscitate the driver, Randy Piper, 42, Brownsburg.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Piper may have suffered a medical event prior to driving off the south side of the roadway, as there were no skid marks and the truck appeared to gradually leave the roadway.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

The troopers were assisted at the scene by the Henry County Sheriff's Department, Henry County EMS and the New Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department.

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