Crash claims life of Indiana man


EATON – Troopers from the Dayton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated a fatal crash which occurred on westbound Interstate 70 near mile post six in Monroe Township, on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

The crash occurred at approximately 7:27 p.m. last Wednesday evening and backed-up traffic for some time.

According to troopers, Alp Z. Berker, 49, from Carmel, Indiana, was operating a white Dodge Grand Caravan westbound on I-70. Sarvjeet Singh, 39, of Thiells, New York, was operating a 2006 Kenwood Commercial Truck westbound.

There was an injury crash which had occurred west of both drivers. Traffic came to a stop and Singh slowed to a stop.

Berker was unable to stop and struck the commercial vehicle in the rear of the trailer.

Berker was pronounced dead at the scene by the Preble County Coroner’s Office. The cause of the crash remained under investigation at press time.

Eddie Mowen Jr.

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