Scott County Man Flown from Scene of I-65 Crash

(AUSTIN) – Today, the Indiana State Police investigated a single-vehicle crash on I-65 in northern Scott County that sent a Scottsburg, man to a Louisville Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

At approximately 12:30 p.m., troopers from the Versailles and Sellersburg Districts of the Indiana State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on I-65 near the 35-mile marker near the Scott/Jackson County Lines.

The investigation by Trooper Seth Davidson indicated a 2005 International dump truck being driven by 62-year-old Robert L. Stidham, of Scottsburg, was traveling southbound on I-65 when the vehicle entered the median for an unknown reason. 

The truck struck a guard rail before overturning, coming to rest on its side in the median of I-65.  Stidham had to be extricated from the vehicle by fire and EMS personnel. 

Stidham was flown by medical helicopter to a Louisville hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Investigators believe Stidham may have suffered a medical episode which may have been a contributing factor in the crash. 

Both the northbound and southbound lanes of I-65 were shut down for approximately one hour for crash investigation and cleanup.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Crothersville Police Department, Austin Police Department, Vernon Township Fire Department, Austin Fire Department, Jackson County EMS, Scott County EMS, StatFlight Medical Helicopter, and 31 Wrecker Service. 

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