Interstate 70 Semi Rollover Accident Claims the Life of One Individual

Vigo County – July 18, 2021, at approximately 8:15 a.m., the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post investigated a semi tractor-trailer rollover near the seven-mile marker westbound, that claimed the life of one individual.

Preliminary investigation by Sergeant Kristopher Fitzgerald indicated that a 2016 Freightliner semi tractor-trailer driven by Shiraf Shafiullah, age 32, of Louisville, Kentucky, was traveling westbound on Interstate 70 near the seven-mile marker when for an unknown reason, Shafiullah’s vehicle ran off the interstate and into the median.  The semi tractor-trailer proceeded to get caught in the cable barrier located in the median and rolled over on the driver’s side.  Shafiullah was ejected and sustained fatal injuries.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Vigo County Coroner’s Office.

An autopsy will be conducted on July 19, 2021.

The family has been notified.

Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a contributing factor of the accident.

Assisting Agencies:  Vigo County Sheriff’s Department, Terre Haute Police Department, Vigo County Coroner’s Office, and Peffley and Hinshaw Wrecker Service.

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