Tractor driver killed in semi-truck crash identified

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WELLS CO., Ind. (WANE) The Wells County Sheriff’s Department released the name of a tractor driver who was killed when a semi truck rear-ended his farm equipment Monday afternoon.

Emergency personnel responded to a fatal crash at 3:16 p.m. in front of a residence at 0340 E. State Road 218 in Poneto.

Semi truck driver, Paul Myers, was driving west on SR 218 just east of Meridian Road when the trailer hit the back of a tractor, according to the sheriff’s department. The tractor driver, Richard Crull, was pronounced dead at the scene.

SR 218 was closed in both directions while police investigated. It reopened sometime after 5 p.m.

 

 

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