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Female pedestrian struck and killed by semitruck on I-64

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Corydon, Indiana – Early on Saturday morning, a semi truck at the Lanesville exit on I-64 westbound struck and killed a female pedestrian.

Approximately 1:30 a.m. Authorities in Harrison County asked for help on Saturday after a truck and pedestrian collided on I-64 near the Lanesville exit. An unconscious female pedestrian was discovered on the road between the Lanesville exit and the Crandall/Lanesville Road flyover by troopers and police when they got there.

At the scene, the female pedestrian was pronounced deceased.

There were also two semi trucks present. On the westbound side of the interstate, in the grass median, sat a maroon 2003 Peterbilt towing a trailer. According to Peterbilt’s driver, he swerved and narrowly avoided a pedestrian in the eastbound lanes before veering off to the left and smashing through the cable barrier to come to a stop on the westbound side of the road.

Just east of the overpass, in the right-hand emergency lane, came to a stop the second truck, a white 2022 Freightliner. The driver of the freightliner claims that as he approached the Lanesville exit while traveling east on I-64, he was unable to avoid running into someone who was in the center of the right-hand lane. The motorist instantly drove off the right side of the road and remained at the site after hitting the female pedestrian.

The female pedestrian had recently abandoned a car on the eastbound Lanesville offramp, according to preliminary inquiry findings. The victim then turned to face the freeway for an unidentified reason before being hit.

Because the victim had multiple identifications in her possession from different states, each with a different identity, investigators have not yet been able to identify her. Investigators did, however, learn that she might have originated in the Republic of Colombia. According to an Indiana State Police official, investigators think she may have entered the country illegally.

While Indiana State Police crash scene investigators worked on their investigation, the freeway was closed until six in the morning on Saturday. The investigation has not resulted in any charges or citations against any drivers. The victim’s toxicology findings are still pending.

 

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