UPDATE: I-65 reopened in Jackson County following fiery crash that killed 3
JACKSON COUNTY, Ind. – The southbound lanes of I-65 have been reopened in Jackson County after being closed due to a fiery crash that killed three people on Wednesday.
Indiana State Police responded to the scene of the five-vehicle crash near mile marker 54 shortly after 10 a.m.
Investigators say a semi driven by Cameron R. Haskett, 28, had slowed in the left lane due to slowed traffic from highway maintenance. A GMC Sierra driven by John W. Mumma, 67, had slowed behind Haskett’s vehicle and an RV driven by Glenn E. Cardelli, 57, had slowed behind Mumma’s vehicle.
Then, police say a semi driven by Roger E. Woody, 46, failed to slow for the stopped traffic and collided with the rear of Cardelli’s vehicle. This caused a chain reaction, pushing Cardelli’s RV into the back of Mumma’s vehicle. Mumma’s vehicle was then pushed into the rear of Haskett’s trailer. Woody’s vehicle also collided with a semi being driven by Anatoliy M. Petrov, 43, that was traveling in the right lane of I-65 Southbound.
As a result of the collision, Mumma, Cardelli, and Cardelli’s wife Kathryn were all killed. None of the other participants were injured.
According to Wheeles, the closure lasted about 11 hours as crews investigated and cleared the scene.
The crash remains under investigation. Toxicology results are pending at this time.