SCOTT COUNTY, IN : Indiana man arrested, charged in crash on I-65 on Sunday, 28th February 2021
A 24-year-old man Jennings County man is facing charges after a crash in southern Indiana claimed the life of a Tennessee man.
According to Indiana State Police, troopers along with other agencies responded to a two-vehicle crash on I-65 North just south of Austin around 11:55 p.m. Saturday.
Police said a 2013 Dodge Avenger driven by Cooper Hensley was traveling northbound in the left lane of I-65. Their evidence indicated Hensley was exceeding the speed limit when he collided with a 2006 Ford F-150 driven by 47-year-old Scotty Hoosier of Altamont, Tennessee, also traveling northbound.
Police said the force of the collision caused Hoosier’s vehicle to leave the east side of the road where it struck a tree and came to rest. Hensley’s vehicle entered the median of I-65 where it struck the median cable barrier and overturned.
Hoosier received fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. Two others inside the vehicle were taken to UofL Hospital for serious injuries.
Hensley was not injured.