JOHNSON COUNTY — Indiana State Police say a reckless driver was responsible for a wreck that killed a person Tuesday night on Interstate 65 in southern Johnson County.
It happened just after 8 p.m. on the busy highway near Edinburgh. When first responders arrived, good Samaritans had pulled a driver from an overturned pickup truck and begun CPR. But the driver 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., 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.