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Dubois County Truck Driver Killed in Early Morning Crash

The Dubois County Sheriff's Department says James Daniel Burchell Jr., 45, of Washington, Indiana was killed in the crash.

Posted: Mar 31, 2021 4:01 PM
Updated: Mar 31, 2021 4:08 PM

A semi-truck driver lost control of the rig, ending in a fatal crash on State Road 161 near Holland. It happened just before 2:30 Wednesday morning.

According to the Dubois County Sheriff's Department, the semi-truck driver left the road for unknown reasons, hitting several trees. Deputies say the victim was 45-year-old James Daniel Burchell Jr. of Washington, Indiana.

Deputies say Burchell Jr. was the only person inside the Volvo Semi-tractor trailer during the time of the crash.

Investigators say they are not sure why the truck left the roadway.

Burchell Jr. was declared dead at the scene at the Dubois County Coroner's Office.

The Dubois County Sheriff's Department, Holland Volunteer Fire Department, and Dubois County EMS all assisted in responding to the fatal crash.

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