1 dies in tractor-truck crash near Danville

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DANVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — A 75-year-old Lebanon man died Wednesday in a crash involving a farm tractor north of Danville, Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office said.

The driver of a GMC pickup, Cecil L. Hillers, was driving south on State Road 39 about 4:15 p.m. and crossed the centerline into the northbound lane and struck a John Deere tractor head-on, said a release from Capt. Amanda Goings of the sheriff’s office. Hillers died at the crash scene.

A witness told police the tractor driver slowed and tried to move out of the way of the pickup, but was unable to avoid the crash, the release said. Police continued to investigate what may have caused Hillers to drive over the centerline.

The name of the tractor driver was not released.

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