Trooper: Indiana man killed in two-vehicle crash near Athens

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May 25—An Evansville, Indiana, man was killed in a two-vehicle crash near Athens at about 10:34 a.m. Monday, a state trooper said.

John A. Bender, 55, was fatally injured when the Chevy Silverado he was driving struck the rear of a Volvo semi-truck and overturned, according to Senior Trooper Brandon Bailey. Bailey said Bender was pronounced deceased at the scene and the driver of the Volvo was not injured.

Troopers continue to investigate the crash, which occurred on Interstate 65 near U.S. 72, about one mile east of Athens.

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