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Deadly crash closes Interstate 65 northbound in Bartholomew County

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Posted at 3:49 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 16:00:45-04

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY — A deadly crash has closed Interstate 65 northbound Thursday in Bartholomew County.

Bartholomew County Sheriff's deputies and emergency personnel were called to the crash around 10:40 a.m. near the 76-mile marker, near Taylorsville according to the sheriff's office.

James Oden Jr., 49, of Indianapolis, was killed in the crash, according to the Bartholomew County Coroner's Office. He was driving a semi-truck and collided with another vehicle.

His cause of death was blunt force trauma, according to the coroner's office.

The interstate will be closed until at least 5 p.m.

Additional details on the crash have not been released.

The Bartholomew Co Sheriff’s Office is investigating and will release more information about the crash soon.

Avoid the area.

— Sgt. Stephen Wheeles (@ISPVersailles) May 14, 2020