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June 25, 2014

I-69 victim identified through dental records

ANDERSON -- The victim of Monday night's fatal traffic accident on Interstate 69 in Madison County has been identified as a 27-year-old woman from Camby.

Madison County Coroner Marian Dunnichay said Wednesday her office has identified the victim as Audrianna Chavez.

According to state police reports, Chavez was traveling north on Interstate 69 north of exit 222 when her car was rear-ended by a semi tractor-trailer driven by Kim McCall of Missouri. The impact pushed Chavez's car into a pickup truck in front of her, and her car caught fire.

Chavez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Because of the extent of Chavez's injuries, Dunnichay said, dental records were used for identification.

Chavez was the only person killed in the accident. The three other drivers involved, including McCall, did not suffer significant injuries, according to Indiana State Police.

Dunnichay said an exact cause of death would be determined today.

Chavez is the third accident victim on I-69 near Anderson since May 29. Amber Davidson of Fishers and four-year-old Tavionna Ford of Indianapolis were killed in separate accidents on I-69. Davidson died in a single-car accident in Madison County, and Ford died in a two-vehicle accident near the Daleville exit.

Chavez was in a construction zone when the Monday night accident occurred. State police said McCall did not slow down when entering the construction zone and couldn't stop before hitting Chavez.

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