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Amber Alert

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Two killed in separate I-65 crashes

Two people were killed in separate crashes involving five vehicles on Interstate 65 near Scottsburg today. According to Indiana State Police, the first crash at 8:38 a.m. claimed the life of 22-year-old Austin resident Joseph Kilburn. Police said Kilburn was southbound in his Pontiac G6 when the car crossed the median and struck a northbound semi-trailer at the 27-mile marker.

Scott County Coroner Kevin Collins pronounced Kilburn dead at the scene.

The crash closed traffic on the interstate for 45 minutes. Then, shortly after traffic began moving again, the driver of a southbound semi-tractor failed to notice the slowed vehicles in time and struck two other semis just before 10 a.m. at the 30.5-mile marker, police said.

The driver of the semi was killed. His identity was being withheld pending confirmation and family notification.

No one was injured in the trucks that were struck, police said.

Southbound traffic was closed between Austin and Scottsburg for more than three hours after the second crash.Source


Anonymous said...

I'm from the scottsburg area and there were 3 other accidents that occured due to the ones on the interstate. All the traffic was routed to St rd 31 which is where the other 3 wrecks occured