JASPER CO. – Wednesday at approximately 9:45 a.m., the Lowell Regional Dispatch Center received 911 calls about a serious injury crash on I-65 southbound near the 230-mile marker. The location of the crash is about 1/4 mile north of S.R. 10 (Demotte/Roselawn exit).
A preliminary investigation by Trooper Willian Stancy discovered that a gray 2007 Nissan Altima was traveling south in the left lane when the driver pulled over to the left side of the roadway with a flat tire.
At this area of the highway, there is not a full lane of the emergency shoulder, but a grass median and a narrow area of rumble strips on the outer side of the fog line.
The driver, Miles S. Williams, of Noblesville, parked the Nissan partially in the grass, with a portion of the passenger side still in the left lane.
The driver exited the vehicle and was in the process of attempting a tire change when a blue 2022 Chevrolet Equinox, driven by Jonathan Born, 42, from Galesburg, MI, was traveling south in the left lane and struck both the right rear of the parked car, as well as Williams, who was outside of his vehicle at the time.
Following the collision, Born pulled his vehicle over in the grass median. Williams suffered severe injuries in the crash and a helicopter was called to the scene, however, Williams died from injuries sustained at the scene prior to being transported.
This crash is being reconstructed by the Indiana State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit.
Assisting at the scene were the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department, Keener Twp. Fire Department, INDOT, and Cheever’s Towing.