Man Found Stabbed in Semi on I-70 Dies, Other Man in Semi Charged with Murder

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Man Found Stabbed in Semi on I-70 Dies, Other Man in Semi Charged with Murder

Angel Cruz, 55, of Miami, Florida, died from his stab wounds at a hospital in Ohio on Friday.

RICHMOND, Ind. -- A man who was found stabbed last week inside a semi along Interstate 70 last week has died of his injuries, and a second man who was inside the semi has been charged with murder.

On August 16, deputies from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 156 mile marker of I-70 near Richmond. They found a man, later identified as 55-year-old Angel Cruz, of Miami, Florida, with apparent stab wounds, according to Sheriff Randy Retter.

Cruz was initially taken to Reid Health in Richmond, but was then transported to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He underwent surgery and was in critical condition but died on Friday, according to an email from the sheriff’s office.

Pavel Nery-Gonzalez, 47, of Miami, was also in the semi and was taken into custody that night on aggravated battery charges. Following an autopsy of Cruz, Nery-Gonzalez has been charged with murder, the sheriff said Friday.

Nery-Gonzalez remains in the Wayne County Jail.

(Photo courtesy of Wayne County Jail)

 

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