A crash on Interstate 70 on Friday claimed the life of one man and closed the eastbound lanes for two hours.

Officers from the Indiana State Police and the Henry County Sheriffs Department responded to a two-vehicle crash in the eastbound lanes of I-70 near the 115-mile marker just before noon Friday.

Preliminary investigation by Master Trooper Tom Schwendenman revealed Craig S. Simon, 58, of Powell, OH, was traveling eastbound on I-70 in the left lane.

For an undetermined reason, Simon failed to notice traffic had stopped as a result of an active construction zone, according to ISP. Simons 2021 Kia Sorento struck the rear of a 2016 International tractor-trailer driven by Joseph Lizon III, 39, of Wellsburg Brooke, WV.

Simon was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash by the Henry County Coroner. Drugs nor alcohol are believed to be a factor in the crash, however Lizon III was transported to the Henry County Hospital for a chemical test, as required by Indiana State law.

I-70 was shut down for two hours while officers, emergency crews, and wreckers cleared the roadway.

The crash remains under investigation pending autopsy and toxicology results.

Master Trooper Schwendenman was assisted at the scene by the Henry County Sheriffs Department, Knightstown Fire Department, Henry County EMS, Henry County Coroners Office, and Davis Towing.