Louisville man o.k. after being trapped in Jackson County crash

Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police

Two people suffered minor injuries in a Thursday night crash that closed southbound I-65 for nearly two hours.

Indiana State Police responded to the scene near the 54 mile marker in Jackson County shortly after 11 p.m. Investigators believe that a semi and trailer driven by James Radford, 32, Stamps, AR was traveling southbound in the right lane of I-65, just south of exit 55. Authorities say that a Mercedes, driven by Armajeet Luthra, 72, Louisville, was traveling on the right shoulder of the interstate, trying to pass the semi.

Both vehicles then entered an area of the construction zone where the lanes shift to the right, eliminating the shoulder. Radford’s trailer collided with Luthra’s vehicle, pinning it against the concrete barrier. Luthra was trapped in the vehicle until emergency personnel freed him. He was taken to Schneck Medical Center for minor injuries. Radford was not injured.

ISP say that no citations have been issued at this time, adding that the investigation is ongoing. No alcohol or drugs are suspected as being factors in the crash.