BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY — Bartholomew County authorities are investigating after a semi driver struck and killed a man from Indianapolis on Interstate 65 near the Taylorsville exit.
The Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office says Cordell Jackson Jr, 39, allegedly stole a vehicle from a bystander and left the scene. That vehicle was found crashed about a half mile from the crash scene.
Deputies say Jackson exited the vehicle, jumped over the cable barrier located in the median and ran into oncoming traffic.
A semi driver was unable to stop, hitting and killing Jackson. Deputies say it is unknown why he ran into traffic.
Initially, it was thought that the semi hit a deer on the interstate, but later confirmed it was a person.
The coroner's office said Jackson died at the scene from "massive head injuries."