Semi-truck loaded with popcorn overturns on Interstate 65

Semi accident near Scottsburg on I-65

Semi accident near Scottsburg on I-65

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. – A semi-truck loaded with microwave popcorn overturned on Interstate 65 early this morning after the driver fell asleep at the wheel.

According to Indiana State Police, Jarel D. Watson, 25, of Portage, was traveling on I-65 just south of  Scottsburg when he reportedly fell asleep at the wheel. Watson drove off the roadway into the median, and the semi-tractor and trailer flipped on its side.

As a result, both southbound lanes were closed near Scottsburg for five hours.