INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- All lanes of northbound I-65 were closed just north of the I-465 ramp on the south side after a crash involving a semi truck.
Indiana State Police said the crash, which happened around 5:30 a.m., involves a fatality.
Indiana State Police said a semi pulling double trailers lost control during a lane shift in the construction zone on the northbound side, striking the concrete median and rolling over. INDOT cameras showed the semi truck on its side in the middle of the interstate. Police said the driver was described as alert and conscious before being taken to an area hospital to be treated for his injuries.
During the crash, state police said debris from the truck struck a car going southbound, causing significant damage and leading to fatal injuries for the driver, who died despite life-saving efforts from emergency responders. Investigators said their preliminary belief is that one of the truck's trailers leaned over the wall while it was in the process of rolling over and struck the 2012 Buick Lacross as it passed by on the southbound side.
The driver who died was identified as Omokhoje Daudu, 28, of Indianapolis. The driver of the semi is not facing charges at this time.
Debris littered both sides of the interstate, and the southbound lanes remained closed for several hours before reopening. Crews had the northbound lanes open by noon.
Rush-hour traffic was diverted to I-465 during the crash investigation.