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COVINGTON, Ind. — An Ohio man and his 15-year-old son died Sunday night as a result of injuries received in a crash on Interstate 74 near the 6-mile marker in Vermillion County, Ind.
According to Vermillion County Sheriff Robert Spence, police received a call about 7:35 p.m. EDT Sunday that a semi-tractor trailer had collided passenger vehicle in the eastbound lanes on I-74 between Indiana Route 63 and the Wabash River bridge.
Passengers in the vehicle had to be extricated.
David Brintlinger, 55, of Galloway, Ohio, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. His son, 15, was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The vehicle’s driver, Darrell Brintlinger, 55, the brother of David Brintlinger, was taken by Lifeline to Carle. He was in serious but stable condition Monday morning, police said.
The driver of the semi-tractor, Oleg Buzilan of Pensacola, Fla., was taken to Union hospital in Clinton, Ind. He was treated for minor injuries and released.
Both eastbound and westbound lanes of I-74 were closed for eight hours, with the eastbound lanes shut down for an additional three hours.
Officers from the Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, Covington police and Fountain County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.