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Two die on Indiana roads after snow starts falling

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Two people have died on Indiana roads since the snow started falling Thursday night.  A Brazil women died in a four-vehicle crash in Vigo County and an Illinois man was killed in semi-car crash just east of the Henry-Wayne county line.

Semi-car crash claims life of Illinois man in Wayne County

State Police at Pendleton say an Illinois man died late Thursday night when his car collided with a semi-trailer on eastbound Interstate 70 at the 134 mile marker, which is just east of the Henry-Wayne county line and west of the Cambridge City exit.

Police say the westbound flatbed semi lost control and crossed the median shortly after 11:30 p.m. Thursday night, striking the Nissan passenger car. The car wound up lodged under the trailer as they both slid off the southbound side of I-70.

The Wayne County coroner pronounced Mohamed Isse, 33, of Chicago, dead at the scene.

The trailer was not carrying a load, according to police. It's driver, Boota Singh of Sacramento, California, was not injured.

The road was snow covered and slick at the time of the crash.

Brazil woman dies in 4-vehicle crash

According to State Police at Putnamville, 51-year-old Karen Price of Brazil was killed in a four-vehicle crash on U.S. 40 shortly after 7:00 p.m. when her Ford Focus was struck multiple times.

Police say a 25-year-old Brazil woman was driving eastbound on U.S. when she lost control of her Toyota SUV and crossed into westbound traffic, striking a pickup driven by a Terre Haute man.  

The pickup crossed into Price's path, striking her eastbound car and knocking it into westbound traffic, where it was struck broadside by another pickup driven by another Terre Haute man.

Price was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The other three drivers were unhurt, or treated for minor injuries.

Police said all four were wearing seatbelts, and the roadway was wet at the time of the crash. Police believe a medical episode may have caused the first driver to lose control and start the chain-reaction crash.

Police remind drivers to use caution

Roads are the primary concern with this storm as conditions may be hazardous due to ice and snow.

Carry an emergency kit and cell phone with you. If you become stuck, slide off the roadway, or are involved in a crash, please contact law enforcement to assist.

During these types of weather events, the dispatchers are very busy. Please do not call dispatch to inquire about weather or road conditions.

For Indiana road conditions call 1- 800-261-7623, or visit the Indiana Department of Transportation website at www.trafficwise.in.gov.

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