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A New Castle truck driver died Friday after losing control of his tractor trailer in a trucking accident on Interstate 74 in Decatur County.

The driver, 54, died after losing control of his truck and flatbed trailer, according to Indiana State Police. He was traveling east on I-74 near the 143 mile marker, about nine miles east of Greensburg.

The truck went off the right side of the roadway and police say he overcorrected. His truck crossed the eastbound lanes, crashed into the median, jackknifed and overturned. He was trapped in the wreckage and eventually pronounced dead at the scene by the Decatur County coroner’s office.

A second crash occurred shortly after the first when a tractor-trailer hit debris from the first truck accident. No injuries were reported in that accident.

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