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State Police: Reckless driver responsible for fatal accident on Interstate-65

Happened in southern Johnson County
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Posted at 11:20 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 23:26:19-04

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.