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Man identified from fatal semi crash on I-65 near Whitestown

Five vehicles including two semis were involved in the crash that shut down southbound I-65 in Boone County overnight.
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One person died in a crash on I-65 in Boone County Sunday night, Aug. 2, 2020.

WHITESTOWN, Ind. — Whitestown Police say a man was killed Sunday night in a fiery crash that involved two semi trailers and three other passenger vehicles.

The crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. Sunday when one of the southbound semis slowed when approaching a construction zone near the 131.8 mile marker and the second semi rear-ended the first, causing the fire.

The fire spread quickly, engulfing the semi.

The Boone County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased as Jose Amador, 42, from Joliet, Illinois.

A secondary accident involved the three passenger vehicles. 

The highway was shut down at S.R. 67 as the Boone County Fatal Alcohol Crash team investigated. 

Alcohol is not believed to be a contributing factor to the crash. 

There were no other injuries.