Semi Driver Arrested After Fatal Crash in Daviess County, Indiana

Indiana State Police say a semi driver involved in a fatal crash in Daviess County on Monday was arrested after Methamphetamine was found in his system.

Posted: Feb 9, 2021 10:10 AM
Updated: Feb 9, 2021 12:59 PM

According to the Indiana State Police (ISP), the driver of a semi-tractor with a heavy flatbed trailer was arrested after a fatal crash in Daviess County on Monday.

ISP said Troopers were investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash at the 83-mile marker of I-69 in Daviess County Monday around 4:45 p.m.

They found that a 2017 International Semi-tractor with a heavy flatbed trailer being operated by 38-year-old Allen C. Weldy of Mitchell, Indiana, was traveling south on I-69 just before the crash.

According to ISP, Weldy was driving the semi from Bloomington to Crane and had missed his turn, when he decided that instead of going to the next exit he would make a U-turn at the crossover near the 84-mile marker.

ISP says Weldy then pulled into the crossover and stopped for a moment and that his trailer was completely blocking the passing lane and partially in the driving lane.

That's when ISP says a 2017 Acura SUV being driven by 52-year-old Susan Yoo of Indianapolis, Indiana, hit Weldy's semi after being unable to stop in time.

"The SUV collided with the trailer in a heavily over lapping same direction sideswipe," ISP said in a statement late Monday night. "The SUV then slid off the roadway and down an embankment before coming to rest in a ditch."

Yoo was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to ISP, Weldy was taken for a Certified Chemical test and found to have Methamphetamines in his blood. He was then taken to and booked into the Daviess County Jail.

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