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Distracted Driver Collides Into Rear Of Tractor-Trailer On I-64
Updated February 22, 2017 7:16 AM | Filed under: Accident
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(WARRICK) - A distracted driver collided into the rear of a tractor-trailer on I- 64, Tuesday night.

The accident happened at 8:30 p.m. on I-64, west of Lynnville. Indiana State Police and Warrick County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene.

According to an ISP report, 21-year-old Derek Schmitt of Jasper was driving his 2015 Ford Fusion eastbound on I-64 near the 33.5 mile-marker when he looked away from the roadway to read a text message he had received.

Schmitt then collided into the rear of a tractor-trailer.

Schmitt was thankfully wearing a seat belt and was not injured. His vehicle was totaled.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

Investigating Officer: Trooper Josh Greer, Indiana State Police



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