Michael J. Leach and his 10-year-old son were driving north on Indiana 63 south of Cayuga when the fatal crash occurred. At around 6:45 p.m. local time, Leach’s pickup truck was struck by a tractor-trailer driving south in the northbound lanes, colliding head-on.
The wreck happened at a curve in the road near the entrance to the Cayuga fairgrounds, reports the Tribune-Star. Leach, 47, was killed in the crash. His son was hospitalized and treated for minor injuries before being released to his family.
The Tribune-Star reports that the semi driver, 41-year-old Kamaljeet Sangra, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated resulting in death. Sangra is being held without bond in Vermillion County. Lanes were closed as accident reconstruction was ongoing by the Indiana State Police.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,903 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks in 2014. In addition,