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Traffic accident kills local man in Midwest

INDIANA -  A fatal accident in Indiana Saturday morning has claimed the life of a Sulphur Springs man.

Indiana media report that 43-year-old Phillip Cecil Jones, Jr. was walking along Interstate 65 when he was struck and killed by a man driving a rental van. The man told authorities he was unable to avoid hitting Jones.

Authorities were not sure why he was walking along the busy thoroughfare. Jones was reportedly operating a semi-trailer, which was found abandoned on an embankment about two miles west of I-65.