(JACKSON CO.) - A six vehicle crash Monday night left six people injured and resulted in the death of a family pet.
According to Indiana StateTrooper Matt Holley, at approximately 6:20 p.m. Monday a 2014 Ford Super Duty Dually pickup truck pulling a trailer was southbound on I-65 at about the 48.5 mile marker when the southbound traffic slowed due to construction. The truck was driven by 47- year-old James P. Joyner of Greensboro, NC.
When Joyner apparently didn't notice traffic was slowed, he struck the rear of a 2011 Infinity driven by 41-year-old Alissa B. Kanwit of Findlay, OH.
The vehicle then continued traveling southbound and struck the rear end of a Nissan passenger car driven by 50-year-old Donnie C. Revell of Union City, TN. The vehicle then struck the rear end of a 2010 Infiniti SUV driven by 47-year-old Ronald Howe of Elkhorn, WI.
It went on to strke the rear end of a 2008 Honda pickup driven by 20-year-old Kayla D. Sticco of Centerville, OH, then came to a stop after striking a 2010 Subaru Forester pulling a trailer driven by 64- year-old William R. Bennington of West Virginia.
Injured during the incident were:
- James P. Joyner (Driver of 2014 Ford Super Duty Pickup) who suffered a possible fractured neck
- Alissa B. Kanwit (Driver of 2011 Infiniti) who suffered severe bruising and facial cuts
- Donnie C. Revell (Driver of Nissan) who suffered possible broken bones
- Ronald Howe (Driver of 2010 Infiniti SUV) who suffered severe bruising and lacerations
- Olivia Howe-age 22 (backseat passenger and daughter of Ronald Howe) who suffered severe bruising and lacerations
- Karen M. Howe-age 48 (front seat passenger and wife of Ronald Howe) who suffered severe bruising and lacerations (the Howe family dog was killed)
Sticco and Bennington were not injured during the incident.
James P. Joyner was charged with speeding too fast to avoid a collision.
Both lanes of I-65 southbound were closed until about 7:40 p.m. when one lane was opened. Both lanes were re-opened at approximately 8:20.
Trooper Holley was assisted at the scene by other troopers, Seymour Police Department, Jackson County EMS, and Seymour Fire Department.
The crash remains under investigation.
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