Crash on I-69 claims life of Plainfield man

DELAWARE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) -Indiana State Police say one man was killed in a crash Thursday. ISP officials say that around 2:30 p.m. troopers responded to a report of a serious injury crash on I-69 northbound at the 245-mile marker, just north of the Gaston –SR 28 exit. Trooper Justin Beamon arrived on the scene to find a passenger car into the rear of a semi box trailer in the right lane of I-69 northbound. The driver of the passenger car was deceased. Indiana State Police Crash Reconstruction Investigators were summoned to the scene.

The preliminary investigation by Trooper Beamon indicates a Toyota Corolla, driven by Kevan (correct spelling) McDaniel, age 41 of Plainfield, was northbound on I-69 in the right lane when he failed to slow down for traffic that was slowed for a construction zone ahead. McDaniel attempted to stop but was unable to do so before hitting the rear of the semi.

The driver of the semi, Kirk Brown, age 28 of Naples, FL., was uninjured. Trooper Beamon was assisted at the scene by Indiana State Police Crash Reconstruction Investigators Master Troopers Coley McCutcheon, Michael Bradbury and Jeremy Hall, as well as Troopers Hanna and Stephenson; the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department, Gaston P.D., Delaware County EMS, Yorktown and Gaston Fire Departments and the Delaware County Coroner.