Driver dies after crossing into northbound lanes, being struck by semi

The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. between Exits 133 and 138 on Interstate 65 North.

Lebanon, Ind.

The twisted remains of a car hit by a semi, one person dead and traffic backed up for miles.  It's the scenario officers had hoped wouldn't happen after a day of full of crashes.

The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. between Exits 133 and 138 on Interstate 65 North, just four miles south of Lebanon.

The Boone County Sheriff said 55-year-old Carrine Scott Jr. was heading south on I-65 when he struck the guard rail, spun around, struck another guard rail and slid into northbound traffic. A semi truck then hit the car.

"It was a pretty hefty impact, and he was struck on the passenger's side. The semi pushed him abot another 150 feet north of the impact area and forced him into the guard rail at that point," said Chief Deputy Mike Nielsen, Boone County Sheriff's Office.

Scott Jr. died at the scene.

The semi driver was not injured but was taken to the hospital for a routine blood alcohol test. It is not believed at this time that alcohol was a factor.

Deputies said they can't say for sure whether or not the accident was weather-related.
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