GRANT COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — A Friday afternoon crash on Interstate 69 claimed the life of a man from Westland, MI.
Indiana State Police (ISP) said in a release the crash occurred around 4:18 p.m. near the 263 mile-marker, just south of State Road 18.
The preliminary investigation showed Taulent Qose, 45, was driving a 2018 Volvo semi southbound. For an “undetermined reason,” the Volvo rear-ended a Peterbilt semi driven by Michael Jordan, 48, of Wolcott, IN.
Qose was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jordan was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.
At this time, neither alcoholic beverages nor narcotics are suspected of contributing to the crash.
Nick Miller sent WANE 15 a photo of the crash showing six beams that crashed through the windshield of a semitruck.
As a result, INDOT reported that all southbound lanes of I-69 were blocked but have since reopened.
Traffic cameras on the INDOT website showed traffic north of the crash being at a standstill around 5:15 p.m.