One Injured in Single Vehicle Crash on I-65

Driver airlifted to a Louisville hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Today, the Indiana State Police investigated a single vehicle crash on I-65 in northern Scott County that sent a Scottsburg, Indiana man to a Louisville Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

At approximately 12:30 pm, troopers from the Versailles and Sellersburg Districts of the Indiana State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on I-65 near the 35 mile marker near the Scott/Jackson County Lines.  The investigation by Trooper Seth Davidson indicated a 2005 International dump truck being driven by Robert L. Stidham, age 62, Scottsburg, Indiana was traveling southbound on I-65 when the vehicle entered the median for an unknown reason. 

The truck struck a guard rail before overturning, coming to rest on its side in the median of I-65.  Stidham had to be extricated from the vehicle by fire and EMS personnel.  Stidham was flown by medical helicopter to a Louisville hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Investigators believe Stidham may have suffered a medical episode which may have been a contributing factor in the crash. 

Both the northbound and southbound lanes of I-65 were shut down for approximately one hour for crash investigation and cleanup.

Robert Stidham’s family has been notified. 

The investigation is ongoing.

The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Crothersville Police Department, Austin Police Department, Vernon Township Fire Department, Austin Fire Department, Jackson County EMS, Scott County EMS, StatFlight Medical Helicopter, and 31 Wrecker Service. 

-Courtesy of the Indiana State Police-

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