Crash in Johnson County claims one life

One person was killed in a serious crash involving a car and a semi in Johnson County. Indiana State Police say that at approximately 7:35 a.m. Wednesday, emergency crews were called to the scene on 99 mile marker of northbound I-65. Despite life saving efforts, the driver of the car was pronounced deceased on scene.

Investigators believe a semi tractor-trailer was stopped in the northbound lanes due to a lengthy traffic back-up. They say a car struck the rear end of the semi’s trailer at a high rate of speed. The force of the impact caused the car to go underneath the back of the trailer. The driver of the semi was not injured.

The driver of the car has been identified and the next of kin has been notified, however authorities have not yet released his name.