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Martinsville man killed in I-69 crash in Morgan County

The crash occurred on I-69 just after 2 a.m. on Thursday just south of State Road 144 at Banta Road.

MORGAN COUNTY, Ind. — Police are investigating a deadly crash that occurred on Interstate 69 in Morgan County early Thursday morning.

According to the Morgan County sheriff, Jason D. Phelps, 45, of Martinsville died at the scene of the crash. 

Investigators said the crash happened just before 2 a.m. near Banta Road on I-69 northbound. Phelps' pickup truck was struck from behind by a semi trailer driven by Dhaliwal Iqbal Singh, 48, of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Witnesses said the semi had the green light as it was heading north through the Banta Road intersection and was unable to stop in time and struck Phelps' truck.

Singh showed no signs of impairment, according to investigators, but was taken to Mooresville for a blood test, which is standard procedure in a fatal crash.

The Bargersville Fire Department said in a tweet that they responded to the scene along with the Morgan County Sheriff's Office and Indiana State Police.

The Johnson County Coroner also responded and pronounced Phelps deceased. An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday Jan. 14. 

The northbound lanes of I-69 at the Morgan and Johnson County line were closed for more than four hours Thursday morning.

The crash is still under investigation.

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