WAYNE COUNTY, IN. (THECOUNT) — Robbie Lanter of Fountain City Indiana, has been identified as the victim in a Wednesday fatal vehicle crash in Wayne County.

Lanter, 54, was killed following a two-vehicle crash involving a semi-tractor, operated by Justin Rankin, 38, of Muncie, Indiana, near Fountain City on Wednesday.


According to reports, Lanter was operating a pickup truck on U.S. 27 near Bockhofer Road in Fountain City, when the vehicle came into contact with a big-rig Wednesday around 8 a.m.

Lanter was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash of blunt force trauma injuries.

Rankin was uninjured in the crash, however, was transported to an area hospital for a blood draw.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Wayne County is a county located in east central Indiana, United States on the border with Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 68,917. The county seat is Richmond. Wayne County comprises the Richmond, IN Micropolitan Statistical Area. Richmond hosts Earlham College, a small private liberal arts college – Wikipedia.

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