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Big rig crossed median into oncoming traffic on I-65 in crash that killed semi driver, Indiana troopers say


Indiana State Police (ISP) have released information about a fatal multi-vehicle crash that occurred in Clinton County on Wednesday.

The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. on April 19 on I-65 near mile marker 152.

ISP says that a 2016 Freightliner was southbound on I-65 when, for unknown reasons, it left the interstate, veered through the median, and went into northbound traffic on I-65.

The 2016 Freightliner struck a northbound 2022 Freightliner, causing both trucks to catch fire.


Troopers later determined that when the 2016 Freightliner went through the median, it broke a cable barrier, which struck a 2016 Mazda 6. The driver of that vehicle, Sean Samuels, 50, was not hurt.


The driver of the 2022 Freightliner was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the 2016 Freightliner was treated at the scene and later transported to the hospital in unknown condition.

ISP did not release the identity of either truck driver.

Responding agencies include the Lafayette Post, Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Clinton County Coroner’s Office, Frankfort Fire Department, Perry Township Fire Department, Clinton County EMS, INDOT, Zore’s Towing, and Bob’s Towing.

The crash is under investigation.


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