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Man hit, killed by semi on I-65 in Boone County

The crash happened shortly before 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

BOONE COUNTY, Ind. — Boone County authorities are investigating a fatal crash on I-65 early Thursday morning.

According to a spokesperson with the Boone County Sheriff's Office, 38-year-old Martin Budimir was hit by a semi tractor-trailer just before 5:30 a.m. on I-65 southbound, just north of I-865.

Budimir died at the scene. 

Police said the driver of the semi that hit Budimir stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. 

Police said at this time, alcohol and/or drugs are not believed to be a contributing factor. 

The right two lanes of I-65 southbound were closed early Thursday as police investigated the crash, and INDOT urged drivers to avoid the area.

The Boone County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team is investigating the incident. The victim has not been identified at this time.

A spokesperson with the Boone County Sheriff's Office confirmed the semi driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

The Zionsville Fire Department, Zionsville Police Department, Whitestown Metropolitan Police Department, Boone County Coroner’s Office, Indiana State Police and Indiana Department of Transportation also assisted in the investigation.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

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