Austin man killed while attempting to run across I-65

CLARK CO. – Authorities have identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed attempting to cross I-65 on Thursday as Larry W. Caudill, 62, of Austin, Indiana. 

Investigators do not believe Caudill was a stranded motorist and are unsure as to why he was attempting to cross the interstate on foot. 

Authorities made contact with family members on Friday. 

Around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, emergency units responded to the area of the 2.5-mile marker of I-65 southbound in Clark County. The preliminary investigation by ISP Troopers and crash scene investigators found that Caudill was attempting to run west across the I-65 southbound lanes when a southbound semi-truck struck him.

The driver of the truck immediately stopped and contacted authorities. Caudill was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Investigators do not believe alcohol or drug use is a factor regarding the semi-truck driver.

This crash is still under investigation, and more information will be released when it becomes available.