Possible Fatigued Driving Results in Crash

Putnam County—Early this morning at 1:45, Indiana State Police and Putnam County emergency agencies responded to a semi crash in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 near the 45 mile marker. The crash resulted in one injury. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2005 Freightliner tractor pulling a box trailer, driven by 20-year-old Eddie Yako Khammi of Warren, Michigan, was westbound on I-70 near the 45mm, when he veered into median impacting several trees. Troopers believe Khammi fell asleep resulting in loss of control. 

Eddie Y. Khammi was transported to Putnam County Hospital for a possible fractured leg. 

The crash was investigated by ISP Trooper Austin Fowler. Assisting were Trooper David Cox Jr., Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Putnam County EMS, Cloverdale Fire/Rescue, and Curtis Wrecker Service. 

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