Deputy avoids injuries after patrol vehicle hit on Interstate

A Jackson County deputy avoided injuries when his patrol vehicle was struck from behind while the deputy was assisting at the scene of a previous accident

According to state police, the deputy’s SUV was parked in the right lane of I-65 Northbound near Crothersville at about 6 Friday morning while a tow truck removed a wrecked commercial vehicle. That’s when the patrol vehicle was struck by a pickup, being driven by 25 year old Evan Elkins of Louisville. The pickup ended up in the median while the patrol SUV came to a stop in the right lane of the interstate.

The right lane of I-65 Northbound was closed for most of the morning for crash cleanup and investigation.

The accident remains under investigation but neither drugs nor alcohol are believed to have been a factor in the crash. No injuries were reported.

Photo courtesy of Jackson County Sheriff’s Department