Semi-truck driver dies in Scott County after hitting disabled vehicle, swerving into trees

Ben Tobin   | Louisville Courier Journal

A semi-truck driver died early Saturday morning in southern Indiana on Interstate 65 northbound after striking a disabled vehicle and swerving into trees, according to Indiana State Police. According to Sgt. Carey Huls, an Indiana State Police spokesman, a Nissan car was traveling northbound on Interstate 65 in Scott County at the 26.5 mile marker when around 4 a.m. Saturday when the driver struck a deer.

The driver, a woman, then parked in the roadway and got out of the car, as it was disabled. Shortly thereafter, the semi-truck driver struck the Nissan in the roadway and swerved into a tree line. Emergency crews arrived and tried to extricate him, and by the time they did so, he died, according to Huls. 

All lanes were closed for a few hours as crews worked on the scene. As of around 9:30 a.m., all lanes opened back up. The driver of the Nissan does not have any injuries, Huls said.

Neither car had any passenger. 

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