A crash Thursday evening just north of Dale claimed the life of a driver.

Troopers report that around 7:18 P.M. (Central time), a 1994 Subaru Legacy had stopped along the southbound shoulder of US 231, just north of County Road 2250 North.

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The driver of the Subaru attempted to pull back into traffic, cross the southbound lanes of US 231, and travel east on CR 2250 N. At the same time, a 2006 Peterbilt tractor-trailer, driven by David Wolfkiel, 66, Owensboro, KY, was traveling southbound.

Wolfkiel attempted to change from the driving lane to the passing lane, but was unable to avoid the crash, striking the Subaru at a right angle and pushing it into the median.

The driver of the Subaru was pronounced dead at the scene. Wolfkiel had a complaint of pain to a leg but was treated at the scene and released.

The name of the deceased is being withheld until family is notified.

Indiana State Police were assisted at the scene by the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, Dale and Santa Claus Police Departments, Carter Township Fire Department, Spencer County EMS and Coroner.