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Truck driver dies

April 9, 2013

The driver of this semi truck died Monday morning after veering off U.S. 6 and into an embankment north of Bremen.

BREMEN — Police suspect a medical problem caused a semi-tractor trailer driver to veer off U.S. 6 and down an embankment north of Bremen Monday morning.
The accident occurred at 10:44 a.m. just west of Miami Trail.
The driver was identified as 51-year-old Edward E Heward, of Romney, W.Va. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a press release issued by the County Cornoner’s office late Monday.
The driver was westbound on U.S. 6, west of Miami Trail, in a 2005 Freightliner at about 10:45 a.m. when he went off the road’s north side, coming to a rest 300-400 feet from the roadway.
First responders tried performing CPR on the man, but were unable to resuscitate him, Indiana State Police officials said.
The cause of death is pending; an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, deputy county coroner Lisa Richards said.
Drugs and alcohol testing will be conducted during the autopsy.
Bremen EMS, Bremen Police and Bremen Fire responded to the scene. Bremen Fire assisted with recovery of the deceased from the steep embankment where the truck came to rest.
Richards and Coroner Bill Cleavenger assisted with the investigation at the scene.
U.S. 6 remained closed until about 4 p.m.

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