State Police Investigating Fatal Crash on I-65

The Indiana State Police are investigating a two vehicle fatal crash on the southside of Indianapolis.

Shortly before 5:30 this morning emergency crews were dispatched to the northbound lanes of I-65 near the 106 mile marker for reports of a serious crash. Initial reports indicated a semi had rolled over and was blocking the northbound lanes. One trooper who was responding to the crash noticed a passenger car on the southbound side near the crash scene with substantial damage. Upon checking that vehicle the trooper found the driver unconscious and seriously injured. Despite life-saving efforts by responding paramedics the driver of that vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Preliminary reports indicate a semi pulling double semi trailers was entering the northbound construction zone just north of the I-465 ramp when it lost control during a lane shift. The truck struck the concrete median and rolled over. As the semi rolled a southbound vehicle was struck causing the fatal injuries to that driver. The driver of the semi was alert and conscious however he was transported to the hospital with injuries. Investigators are working to determine what part of the semi struck the car, however it is believed one of the trailers leaned over the wall in the process of rolling-over and hit the car, which was traveling in the southbound left lane.

The driver of the semi is identified as 42 year old John Brimhall II of Indianapolis. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash but by state statute the driver of the semi will submit to a blood test for intoxication.

The driver of the car has been identified as 28 year old Omokhoje Daudu of Indianapolis. He was driving a 2012 Buick Lacross.

Preliminary investigation has determined a large piece of the rear of one of the trailers broke loose from and struck the southbound Lacross causing the fatal injuires to Daudu.

There is no further information to release at this time.