Multi-Truck Crash on I-65 South Exit Ramp Claims One Woman Life!
Following a collision involving four semi-trucks in southern Indiana on Wednesday morning, a woman has died.
According to an ISP news release, at approximately 5:30 a.m., a 911 caller reported that a semi-truck had rear-ended another semi-truck on the off-ramp from I-65 South into Memphis Blue Lick Road in Memphis, Indiana.
The driver of a black 2017 Volvo semi-truck was discovered locked in his cab by first responders on the scene. He was transported by air to UofL Hospital in Louisville due to a head injury.
The same truck had an entangled and unresponsive woman in the sleeper. She was declared dead not long after first responders freed her.
The black 2017 Volvo semi-truck, which was the fourth vehicle to exit the ramp, is thought to have driven off the right side of the exit lane for an unidentified reason, severing the front end of the first semi-truck that was parked.
The investigators believe that three semi-trucks with trailers were parked on the right emergency lane of the off-ramp.
The Volvo then proceeded to go off the right side of the off-ramp and struck the back of another tractor. The Volvo kept moving ahead, lifting and passing beneath the second truck’s trailer before crashing into the back of the second tractor.
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The second semi-truck was driven into the rear of a third parked truck by the collision. Although the driver of the second semi-truck was hurt, authorities think he will make it through. He was taken by ground ambulance to UofL Hospital.
Traffic wasn’t allowed to use the off-ramp until Wednesday at around 1 p.m. Although the names of those involved have not yet been made public, authorities are in the process of informing relatives.
The Crash Reconstruction team of the Indiana State Police is looking into a tragic crash.