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Pedestrian Killed On I-65
Updated February 13, 2017 3:12 AM | Filed under: Accident
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(CLINTON CO) - Friday at approximately 2:08 p.m. on I-65 southbound near the 158 MM (that is SR 28/exit 158 MM) a pedestrian was crawling across the interstate and was struck by possibly two vehicles and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Lukas James Holm-Hansen, of Demotte, IN.

It is still unclear and may never know the reason he jumped from a moving vehicle.

The investigation is continuing. No other information will be released.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Ben Rector and Probationary Trooper Kyle Killin has revealed that the pedestrian who was a passenger in a red minivan, bailed out of the moving vehicle for an unknown reason. The subject then apparently crawled across the northbound lanes, avoiding traffic, and crawled into the median.

The subject then crawled under the cable barriers and into the southbound lanes. A red 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by James M. Novotny, 45 of Monticello, IN attempted to avoid hitting the subject when he was rear ended by a white 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Yang Lyn, 40 of Nashville, TN. The minivan was then rear ended by a silver 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Stephanie A. Cascio, 36 of Crystal Lake, IL. It appears that the Jeep and the Grand Caravan both struck the victim with subject being pinned under the minivan.

No one in the vehicles were injured.

The investigation is continuing with information being released as it becomes available. I-65 will be closed for about one more hour till cleanup, Investigation of the crash and removal of the deceased is completed. It appears at this time that none of the drivers were impaired but blood tests are pending on all drivers.

Assisting at the scene were several troopers from the ISP Lafayette Post, Clinton County Sheriff's Department, ISP Commercial Motor Vehicle Section, ISP Criminal Investigation Division out of the Lafayette Post, Clinton County Coroner, Clinton County EMS, Clinton County Prosecutor's office, Perry Township Fire Department and Miller's Towing.



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