A truck driver Thursday, May 9, was uninjured in a collision with a motorist on southbound Interstate 65 as the two vehicles entered a construction zone.
Indiana State Police say a 2019 Freightliner pulling a trailer, and being driven by James Radford, 32, of Stamps, Arkansas, was southbound in the right lane of I-65, just south of exit 55 at about 11 p.m. Troopers say a 2014 Mercedes, being driven by Armajeet Luthra, 72, of Louisville, Kentucky was traveling on the right shoulder of I-65, attempting to pass Radford’s vehicle.
A statement from the troopers says both vehicles then entered a construction zone where the lanes shifted to the right, eliminating the shoulder. Radford’s trailer collided with Luthra’s vehicle, pinning his vehicle against the concrete barrier, according to police.
Luthra was trapped in the vehicle until emergency personnel arrived on the scene. He was transported to Schneck Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.
Radford was not injured. Troopers say no citations have been issued, but the investigation is ongoing. No alcohol or drugs are suspected in the crash.
I-65 Southbound was closed for nearly two hours for crash investigation and cleanup.