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Car versus Deer Collision leads to Separate Fatal Crash

Crews with the Scott County Sheriff's Department, Scottsburg City Police Department, along with the Scottsburg City Fire Department, and Monroe Township Fire Department responded to the scene.

(Scott County, Ind.) - An early morning car versus deer crash resulted in a separate fatality crash involving the car and a northbound semi-truck.

Shortly after 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 24, a 2015 Nissan Versa Note being driven by Veronica McCall of Crothersville was traveling northbound on I-65 when she struck a deer in the roadway. The vehicle was disabled due to the crash and remained partially in the right-hand lane. 

McCall then exited the car due to its position in the road. A short time later, a 2014 Volvo Semi Tractor-Trailer approached from the south and struck the unoccupied Nissan Versa from behind. After colliding with the car, the semi traveled off the east side of I-65 and up an embankment coming to rest in a treeline.

Crews with the Scott County Sheriff's Department, Scottsburg City Police Department, along with the Scottsburg City Fire Department, and Monroe Township Fire Department responded to the scene that required the semi-truck driver to be extracted. 

Due to weather conditions, medical helicopters were unable to respond. 

Units on-scene requested assistance from the Indiana State Police (ISP), including an ISP crash reconstruction team.

The semi-truck driver, 71-year-old Johnny G. Skarb of Wonder Lake, Illinois, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Scott County Coroner's Office. Next of Kin was notified by the Scott County Sheriff's Department.

The driver of the Nissan was not injured in the crash.

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