One man dead after crash on I-65

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — One man is dead after a crash on I-65 Thursday afternoon.

According to Indiana State Police, an SUV was traveling north on I-65 at mile marker 182, about four miles north of the State Road 43 exit. The driver pulled in front of a semi, then headed to the right off the roadway. The semi then moved to the left lane to avoid the SUV. The SUV then cut from the right to left lane, hitting the back side of the semi trailer. The trailer then ran over the front of the SUV.

The driver of the semi was not injured in the crash but the driver of the SUV was extricated and taken to IU Health Arnett. He was later pronounced dead. Police say alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash with the driver testing at .29 B.A.C. The driver’s name has not been released.

Both northbound lanes are now open after being closed for two and a half hours as emergency crews investigated and cleared the scene. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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