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Semi Crash On I-65 In Scott County
Updated September 2, 2016 7:06 AM | Filed under: Accident
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(SCOTTSBURG) - At approximately 2:05 a.m. Thursday morning, a 2004 Freightliner semi, pulling a Great Dane semi trailer loaded with microwave popcorn, was traveling south on Interstate 65 just south of Exit 29, (Scottsburg) when the driver allegedly fell asleep.

According to an Indiana State Police report, the operator of the semi-tractor, 25-year-old Jarel D. Watson, from Portage, allegedly fell asleep and drove off the roadway into the median, causing the semi-tractor and trailer to flip on it's side, blocking both southbound lanes.

Watson, was transported to the Scott County Memorial Hospital complaining of pain.

I-65 South was closed at Exit #29, (Scottsburg), for approximately 4.5 hours. Right now, the far right driving lane is open but, it is expected to close for a short period of time so the semi-tractor and trailer can be removed from the roadway.

All traffic is being re-routed off of Exit #29, (Scottsburg), and routed south on U. S. #31.

Assisting Agencies-Scott County Sheriff's Office and Scott County E.M.S.

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