Two injured in Sunday morning crash on Interstate 65

Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police

Two people were injured in a crash on Interstate 65 near Crothersville Sunday morning, including a six-year-old girl.

Indiana State Police are reporting that the crash happened at about 10 yesterday in southern Jackson County, as a result of traffic that was backed up from a 6 am crash in the area. Troopers report that a Jeep being driven by 46-year-old Connie A. Anderson of Crothersville failed to slow for the stopped traffic and crashed into the rear of a stopped semi. She was taken to Scott Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The girl was a back seat passenger in Anderson’s vehicle and was also taken to the hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Troopers say that proper seat belt use likely saved the two from more serious injuries.

The driver of the semi was not injured.

I-65 southbound was closed for nearly two hours.

Agencies assisting at the scene of the crash include: Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Crothersville Police Department, Jackson County EMS, Vernon Township Fire Department, and 31 Wrecker Service.

Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police