Grand jury indicts truck driver in deadly U.S. 30 crash

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MARSHALL COUNTY, Ind. - A grand jury indicted a truck driver for his role in the deaths of two men in a crash on U.S. 30 in 2021, Marshall County Prosecutor Nelson Chipman announced.

Inderjit Singh Sidhu, 29, was charged with two counts of reckless homicide and two traffic infractions.

On August 24, 2021, 19-year-old Patric McGlynn and 21-year-old John Paul David Eckel were traveling east in a 2009 Nissan Rogue on U.S. 30.

Near a railroad crossing between Pioneer Road and Oak Drive, the Rogue slowed down behind a tanker truck carrying a hazardous liquid material.

At the time, the road was reduced to one lane in each direction for construction.

Sidhu, who was driving a 2019 Freightliner semi-tractor trailer, allegedly rear-ended the Rogue, causing the Rogue to hit the back of the tanker truck.

The semi and Rogue caught fire.

Sidhu and his co-driver and the driver of the tanker were able to get out of the vehicles with minor injuries.

Eckel and McGlynn, who had La Porte addresses but were from Connecticut, died in the crash.

An initial hearing for Sidhu is set for October 4.

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