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Interstate Crash Kills One
(October 9, 2012)

Interstate Crash Kills One

Fatal Crash on Interstate 65 Kills One

On October 9, 2012 at about 4:28 a.m, Sheriff's dispatchers received a 911 call reporting a serious crash incident on Interstate 65 northbound at the 96.6 Mile Marker.  Sheriff's Sergeants Joe Clark and Mike Rogier along with Deputies Joseph Schmidt and Chad Allen responded to the scene and found that a street sweeper truck had left the roadway, overturned, and been damaged heavily.  Officers on the scene located the suspected driver of the vehicle, a 38-year old white male from Indianapolis, had been ejected from the vehicle and fatally injured.  A witness to the crash indicated that the vehicle had over-corrected before crossing across both lanes of north-bound Interstate 65 and flipping several times.  Interstate 65 was closed for just over three hours while Sheriff's Deputies used advanced laser systems to document the crash scene.  The Sheriff's Office sends its condolences to the family of this tragic incident and reminds all drivers to drive defensively, stay alert, and always wear your seat belt at all times when traveling in a motor vehicle.  This crash incident occurred at a location known as the Tracy Miles Mile Marker; Reserve Deputy Tracy Miles was struck and killed at this location as he attempted to help a broken down motorist along the side of the roadway on May 28, 1999.


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