I-65 reopens south of Columbus after crashes


Image from Indiana State Police of northbound crash

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BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. – Indiana State Police responded to two crashes on I-65 between Seymour and Columbus which caused one injury and closed portions of I-65 for three hours Wednesday afternoon.

The first crash happened around 1:00 p.m. when a vehicle overturned on southbound I-65 near the 60 mile marker in Bartholomew County.

The vehicle stopped in the middle of the southbound lanes of I-65 causing all southbound lanes to be closed for around an hour.

Police said the driver of the vehicle was not injured

The second crash occurred just after 1:00 pm on northbound I-65 near the 55 mile marker in Jackson County.

A Holiday Rambler RV pulling a trailer it ran into a concrete barrier in the median of the construction zone.

Police said the RV then caught fire and burned in the median of I-65.

The driver of the RV was identified as Clarence Hampton, 37, of Orlando, Florida, and was taken Schneck Medical Center before being flown to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis with serious injuries.

There were two passengers in the RV who were not injured.

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