Woman killed when semi crashes into stopped traffic on I-70

One person has died after a four-vehicle crash in Wayne County Sunday, May 22, 2016. (Provided Photo/ISP)

WAYNE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — A Massachusetts woman died and her passenger was seriously injured when a semi crashed into their stopped vehicle, pushing it underneath a semi trailer on I-70 Sunday.

Emergency crews were called to I-70 eastbound near Centerville Road around 3:45 p.m. All eastbound lanes were closed for five hours as crews cleaned up.

Indiana State Police said a semi was going too fast in stop-and-go traffic backed up five miles due to construction. The semi driver, 21-year-old Harvinder Singh Bhagtana of Fresco, California, swiped a car driven by 21-year-old Nicholas Berry of Naperville, Illinois, before crashing into an SUV stopped in the left lane.

One person has died after a four-vehicle crash in Wayne County Sunday, May 22, 2016. (Provided Photo/ISP)
One person has died after a four-vehicle crash in Wayne County Sunday, May 22, 2016. (Provided Photo/ISP)

The SUV, driven by 22-year-old Margaret Ryan of Boston, Massachusetts, was pushed under the trailer of a stopped semi. Ryan was pronounced dead at the scene, and her passenger, 25-year-old Christine Yip of St. Louis, Missouri, was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, according to ISP.

The driver of the second semi, 51-year-old William Weatherford III of Palm Coast, Florida, was not injured. Bhagtana and Berry were also uninjured.

Bhagtana was cited for driving too fast to avoid the collision.

One person has died after a four-vehicle crash in Wayne County Sunday, May 22, 2016. (Provided Photo/ISP)
One person has died after a four-vehicle crash in Wayne County Sunday, May 22, 2016. (Provided Photo/ISP)

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