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Missouri man dies in I-69 semi crash

A Missouri man died late Thursday night when his semi trailer ran off I-69 and crashed.
A Missouri man died Thursday night, January 3, 2018 in this Madison Co. crash on Interstate 69. (Image provided by Indiana State Police)

MADISON COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) - A Missouri man died late Thursday night when his semi trailer ran off I-69 and crashed.

According to State Police, Marklin Kloeppel, 51, of Mayview, Missouri was southbound on I-69 just south of the 223 mile marker around 11:20 p.m. when his rig drove off the highway. He traveled through the ditch and a fence before becoming stuck in mud near a business.

Troopers who got there first broke out a window to give first aid to Kloeppel in the cab. Medics arrived a short time later but were unable to resuscitate him.

A preliminary investigation by State Police indicates that Kloeppel likely suffered a major medical event before driving his truck off the west side of the roadway.

No other vehicles were involved and southbound I-69 traffic was able to move through the crash scene in the left lane while crews worked at the crash scene.