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Greensburg man killed in I-74 crash

Police say Daryl Jackson was driving east in the westbound lanes for about five miles before crashing into another car.
Credit: Indiana Department of Transportation
Traffic on I-74 west in Decatur County is being diverted to the New Point exit due to a deadly crash.

DECATUR COUNTY, Ind — State police say a Greensburg man died early Tuesday in a crash after driving the wrong way on Interstate 74 in Decatur County.

The crash happened around 7 a.m. on Interstate 74 westbound at the 140.5 mile marker. Investigators say 66-year-old Daryl W. Jackson was driving east in the westbound lanes when his vehicle struck another car head-on. 

Jackson died at the scene from injuries he sustained in the collision.

The other driver, 22-year-old Kaleb Buckler of Brookville, was seriously injured. He was flown to a hospital in Indianapolis for treatment.

Witnesses told police Jackson was driving the wrong way for about five miles before the crash. Police were trying to get to his vehicle when the crash occurred.

Toxicology results are pending and police said it is not known if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

All westbound lanes of I-74 westbound were closed for about two hours Tuesday morning while police investigated the crash.

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