Indianapolis man killed in 4-car crash on I-69 in Grant County


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An Indianapolis man was killed in a four-vehicle crash Monday on I-69 in Grant County, according to state police. 

Just before 7 p.m., officers from the Indiana State Police and Grant County were called to the scene where two semi-tractors pulling box trailers, a semi-tractor pulling a livestock trailer and a Kia Sedona collided near the 267 mile marker of southbound I-69.

Gary Byrd, 62, of Indianapolis, the driver of the Kia, was killed in the accident.

Police determined that when the four vehicles encountered a traffic backup near a construction work zone, the driver of a one of the semi-tractors pulling a box trailer did not slow down.

That semi then ran into the Kia Sedona, pushing the Kia into the livestock trailer directly in front of it. The semi-tractor with the livestock trailer then rear-ended the semi-tractor and trailer in front of it.

One of the semi-tractor drivers was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The other two drivers were not injured. 

Police are continuing to investigate, but do not believe the consumption of alcohol or narcotics contributed to the crash. 

Contact IndyStar Pulliam Fellow Brooke Kemp at [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter @brookemkemp.

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