Michigan man killed in crash on I-64 near Corydon

CORYDON – Troopers from the Indiana State Police in Sellersburg are investigating a tragic fatal crash that occurred Thursday afternoon on I-64 eastbound at the Corydon interchange.    

Just after 4 pm Thursday, Harrison County authorities reported a serious crash on I-64 eastbound near the 105 mile-marker. Trooper Ben Davis and Trooper Tate Rohlfing, both Sellersburg Post Crash Reconstruction Team members, responded to the scene to assist Harrison County officers and assume the investigation.  

After the preliminary investigation, Troopers believe a White 2013 Volvo semi-truck pulling a car-hauling trailer was merging into the eastbound lane of I-64 from the Corydon exit. At the same time, a Red 2014 Volvo semi-truck, pulling an empty box trailer, was eastbound on I-64 approaching the same exit. As the white semi merged into the slow lane of the interstate, the red semi collided with the rear of the car hauler trailer. The impact of the crash then pushed both vehicles off into the emergency lane on the south side of I-64, where both vehicles came to rest.   

 The driver of the red Volvo, Clarence E. Mitchell, 64, of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, sustained life-threatening injuries and was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital. Tragically, Clarence Mitchell succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by the Jefferson County Coroner shortly after arriving at the hospital. 

The Jefferson County, Kentucky Coroner’s office notified family members of the deceased.

The driver of the white Volvo was not injured.  

This crash is still under investigation. Neither alcohol nor drugs are suspected to be factors in this crash. 

Officers from the Harrison Township Fire Department and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department assisted the investigating officers and other troopers who responded to the crash.