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Fatal accident shuts down I-70 southwest of Indy

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PUTNAM COUNTY, INDIANA -

A fatal accident closed I-70, southwest of Indianapolis, in both directions for two hours Sunday morning.

Putnam County officials say a vehicle flipped over near the 43-44 mile marker.  The only occupant in the car died at the scene. 

Dispatchers got the first call about the accident at 3:07 a.m. Sunday. 

West bound traffic was directed off the interstate at SR 39.  East bound traffic was stopped near the accident site, just passed US 231.  Drivers said it looked like a parking lot.

Officials reported extremely icy conditions in that area.

All lanes were open by 5:30 a.m.

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