SCOTT CO. – A commercial driver from Pennsylvania was killed in a tragic single-vehicle crash on Thursday evening.
Around 7:15 Thursday evening, Troopers from the Indiana State Police (ISP), first responders, and deputies with the Scott County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single-vehicle crash on southbound I-65 at the 34-mile-marker near Austin.
Once on-scene, officers found a maroon 2022 Freightliner had traveled into the median and collided head-on with the bridge support for the State Road 256 overpass. The driver, 53-year-old Brian Bayne, of Bakerstown, Pennsylvania, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Scott County Coroner’s office.
Trooper Tate Rohlfing, an ISP crash reconstruction specialist, was called to the scene to continue the investigation. Evidence at the scene and information gathered during the investigation suggest that a tire failure could have contributed to the crash.
In addition, officers called an Indiana state bridge inspector to examine any possible damage to the overpass. SR 256 and the southbound lanes of I-65 were closed during the investigation.
This crash is still under investigation.
Officers from the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, the Jennings Township Volunteer Fire Department, the Scott County Ambulance Service, and the Scott County Coroner’s Office assisted troopers at the scene.