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Driver killed in Frankfort crash with semi

The crash happened around 4:15 p.m. Thursday in the eastbound lanes of State Road 28 at County Road 200 West.

FRANKFORT, Ind. — One person was killed in a crash between a car and semi in Frankfort Thursday afternoon, police said.

Around 4:15 p.m., Frankfort Police Department officers responded to the crash in the eastbound lanes of State Road 28 at County Road 200 West on the city's west side.

Police say a car had crashed into a semi-truck. Witnesses said the semi was crossing State Road 28 when he failed to yield the right of way to eastbound traffic. As he crossed the road, a car, driven by 25-year-old Kapono Wood, Kokomo, hit the semi's trailer, driving under it. Police said there were no skid marks. 

Wood was taken to IU Health Frankfort Hospital in critical condition and died. 

Frankfort police requested a certified crash reconstructionist from the Clinton County Sheriff's Office and an Indiana State Police commercial vehicle inspector for the semi.  

The driver of the semi was not injured. Investigators don't believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash, but standard toxicology tests were submitted and are pending results from the Indiana State Lab.

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