Indianapolis woman struck, killed while walking on I-65 - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Indianapolis woman struck, killed while walking on I-65

Posted: Updated:
JASPER COUNTY -

An Indianapolis woman died after being hit by a car on I-65 in northern Indiana Sunday night.

Police say Betty Rush, 66, walked out in front of traffic at around 9:10 pm near the Demotte/Roselawn exit. According to police, she walked into the right lane from the outer shoulder onto I-65 northbound.

A 2013 Hyundai couldn't avoid hitting Rush, striking her with the front passenger side. Rush was then struck by a Freightliner semi tractor, and police say she was struck by several more vehicles.

Rush was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jasper County Coroner. Her family has been notified. Her car was later found at a local truck stop.

The right lane of I-65 was closed until around 3:00 am until the scene was processed by police.

No one else was injured.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Flooding prompts travel advisories in North Central Indiana

    Flooding prompts travel advisories in North Central Indiana

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:13:32 GMT
    Doppler Radar estimates over nine inches of rain fell across Blackford County. Flooding is still a big concern for parts of central Indiana, especially northeast of Indianapolis.More >>
    Doppler Radar estimates over nine inches of rain fell across Blackford County. Flooding is still a big concern for parts of central Indiana, especially northeast of Indianapolis.More >>
  • Family records every day in daughter's first year

    Family records every day in daughter's first year

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:37:23 GMT
    An Indiana family didn't want to forget a single moment in their daughter's first year of life - so they recorded it.More >>
    An Indiana family didn't want to forget a single moment in their daughter's first year of life - so they recorded it.More >>
  • 5-year-old boy's bathtub death under investigation

    5-year-old boy's bathtub death under investigation

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:57 AM EDT2014-08-22 10:57:08 GMT
    State police say an investigation is underway into the death of a 5-year-old Indiana boy who reportedly was found not breathing in a bathtub.More >>
    State police say an investigation is underway into the death of a 5-year-old Indiana boy who reportedly was found not breathing in a bathtub.More >>
Powered by WorldNow