Driver killed when semi hits I-69 overpass support

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A Michigan man was killed when the semi he was driving veered into a median of Interstate 69 and struck an overpass support early Friday.

Police and medics were called around 2:50 a.m. to the interstate at the C.R. 28 overpass, west of Waterloo and just south of the U.S. 6 interchange.

According to a report from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, 62-year-old William Modzelewski was headed southbound on the interstate in a Kenworth semi when the rig went off the roadway and into the median. The semi struck the impact barrels in front of the bridge support then hit the support head-on.

Modzelewski was pronounced dead at the scene.

Interstate 69 was closed in both directions while authorities worked the crash. The interstate has since reopened.

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