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Deadly crash closes I-65 in southern Indiana

A semi struck a car stopped on the shoulder of I-65 in Scott County. The semi driver from Illinois was killed.

SELLERSBURG, Ind. — State Police are investigating a deadly overnight crash on Interstate 65 in Scott County Saturday.

The crash occurred shortly after 4 a.m. between Henryville and Scottsburg, near the 26 mile marker on the northbound side of the highway, according ISP Sgt. Cary Huls. 

A Monroe Township Fire Department Facebook post described what authorities say led to the crash.

A passenger car driven by Veronica McCall of Crothersville hit a deer and stopped on the shoulder. After she got out of the car, a semi going northbound hit her car and continued off the road and into the woods. The cab of the semi struck trees, pinning the driver, identified by police as 71-year-old Johnny G. Skarb of Wonder Lake, Illinois, in the truck. A Scott County coroner pronounced Skarb dead at the scene.

McCall was not injured.

Crash reconstruction closed the highway at Exit 19, where traffic was diverted to U.S. 31.

All lanes reopened around 9:30 a.m.