CORUNNA, Ind. (WANE) State police have identified a pickup truck driver that was killed early Monday morning after slamming into an oncoming semi truck near the Noble/ DeKalb county line.
Indiana State Police identified Von A. Hudson, 40, of Kendallville as the driver of the pickup truck. Investigators said for an unknown reason, Hudson’s truck went left of center on U.S. 6.
Police and medics responded to the crash around 8:45 a.m. Indiana State Police Sgt. Ron Galaviz said Hudson was going west when he drifted left and clipped the cab of an oncoming eastbound semi tractor-trailor.
Galaviz said Hudson was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from his vehicle. The DeKalb County Coroner’s Office pronounced him dead at the scene.
The semi driver, Dillon T. Hall, 34, of Hurst, Texas, was not injured and was wearing his seatbelt, according to Galaviz.
Police closed U.S. 6 between Corunna and Kendallville for about four and a half hours as investigators looked into the crash and cleaned the wreckage. Traffic was routed north onto County Line Road and S.R. 327.
The highway was reopened just before 1:30 p.m.