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Police search for Interstate-65 reckless driving suspect

Brown County man died in crash
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Posted at 7:15 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 19:15:56-04

JOHNSON COUNTY — Police have identified the victim of a fatal accident which investigators say was caused by a reckless driver on Interstate-65 in Johnson County Tuesday.

72-year-old Mark Raub of Nashville in Brown County was killed when his pickup left the road and went down an embankment Tuesday evening near Edinburgh.

When first responders arrived, good Samaritans had pulled Raub from the vehicle and begun CPR, but he died at the scene.

The other vehicle involved in the collision was a semi tractor-trailer. That driver was not injured.

State Police investigators believe a white Chevrolet Cobalt with either Illinois or Kentucky license plates was driving recklessly, speeding, weaving in a and out of traffic, braking suddenly in front of vehicles and giving hand gestures to other drivers.

The driver of the white Cobalt allegedly pulled in front of the pick-up truck and suddenly braked. The pick-up then swerved to the right to avoid collision and was struck by the semi. The impact of the collision caused the pick-up to strike a guardrail and overturn.

State Police say they need the public's help in finding the driver of the Cobalt. Anyone who may have been traveling in the area of I-65 between Indianapolis and Columbus between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday who has a vehicle equipped with a dash camera, is asked to review their footage for a white Chevrolet Cobalt with Illinois or Kentucky License plates.

If you can help in the investigation, contact Indiana State Police at: 317-899-8577.