Woman injured in crash in I-65 construction zone

Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department

A Columbus woman was hurt Monday night in a crash on I-65 in Bartholomew County. Judy Jackson, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s department, says that at approximately 11:43 p.m., deputies responded to the crash scene near the 59.5 mile marker. Authorities say the driver, Angel Tucker, was lying near the vehicle which was in a ditch on the east side of the roadway.

Jackson says that Tucker told investigators that she was driving northbound when a southbound semi came into her lane. As Tucker attempted to avoid the semi, she hit the end of the guardrail and rolled into the ditch. Moments later, she crawled out the passenger side window and was transported to Columbus Regional Health.

Major Chris Lane says this incident illustrates the importance of paying attention while driving, especially in and around construction zones. “Please slowdown in construction zones and proceed with caution whenever signs of road work are present,” says Lane. He adds, “Our highway workers’ safety, and our safety, depends on how well we drive in these areas.” Major Lane adds that construction workers on State Road 46 have contacted the sheriff’s department to complain about speeding drivers in the area.