Cincinnati man, 73, killed by swinging trailer in crash

Cincinnati man, 73, killed by swinging trailer in crash
A Cincinnati man died in a Franklin County, Indiana, crash Wednesday morning. (Indiana State Police)

FRANKLIN COUNTY, IN (FOX19) - A 73-year-old Cincinnati man is dead after crashing his van into a semi trailer in Franklin County, Indiana, according to Indiana State Police.

Jerry D. Esslinger, 54, of Hartford City, Indiana, was pulling an empty semi trailer eastbound on U.S. 52 near Elkhorn Road around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday when the trailer swung wide as he rounded a curve in the highway.

The trailer struck the front of a westbound van driven by Gerard P. Hendy.

Hendy was pronounced dead at the scene.

Esslinger was not injured.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

Investigation is ongoing.

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