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Delaware man strucked by semi while walking on I-74 overnight



Crawfordsville, Indiana – According to the Indiana State Police, on Monday morning, a 23-year-old man from Delaware died after being struck by a semi on I-74 east of Crawfordsville.

Jean Roodje, of Laurel, Delaware, died at the crash scene.

Police believe Roodje had driven a 2008 Pontiac G6 car into a barrier cable near the State Road 32 exit sometime before 1 a.m. Monday.

Roodje was struck about a mile north of where the car was found, and Roodje is believed to have been the driver of the car.

According to state police, Daniel Hatfield, 35, of the Dayton suburb of Bellbrook, Ohio, was driving a 2020 Volvo semi west on I-74 when he saw the pedestrian and unsuccessfully tried to avoid hitting him.