Medical issue likely the cause of Monday's second fatal wreck on I-70

By News Staff

Published 07/14 2014 10:34PM

Updated 07/14 2014 10:40PM

Monday was a deadly day along a stretch of I-70. In addition to a fatal accident involving a couple semis and a car, another person died after crashing into trees.

Officials think a medical emergency may have caused Francis Paquette's van to crash in Putnam County. Police say the 74-year-old of Massachusetts veered off the road near mile marker 47. His van went into a ditch and struck several bushes and trees.

Paquette was taken to the Putnam County Hospital where he later died.

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