***UPDATE*** Fiery Fatal Crash on Interstate #65 South in Clark County

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Sellersburg, IN 47172


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Sgt. Jerry Goodin
Public Information Officer


DATE- July 25, 2018


***UPDATE*** Driver Identified

Fiery Fatal Crash on Interstate #65 South in Clark County

An autopsy was completed today in Clark County on the driver of the semi-tractor and trailer that crashed and caught fire Monday evening on Interstate #65 South at the 20 Mile Marker.

The deceased driver has been identified as Charles W. Pilcher, 60, from Mount Morris, IL. The autopsy was unable to determine a cause of death. Toxicology test results from the autopsy are pending. 

Clarification-The crash happened at the 20 Mile Marker not the 19 Mile Marker as listed on previous release.  

Previous Release is Below:

Fiery Fatal Crash on Interstate #65 South in Clark County

Clark County-Today at approximately 5:55 pm, troopers from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg responded to a crash involving a semi-tractor and trailer on Interstate #65 South at the 19 Mile Marker, (closest town Henryville).   

 When officers arrived they found the semi-tractor and trailer fully engulfed in fire with the driver trapped inside. The Monroe Township Volunteer Fire Department was on the scene and extinguished the vehicle and trailer fire.

The preliminary investigation revealed for an unknown reason the driver left the roadway on the West side of the road. The semi-tractor and trailer then struck a tree and caught fire . It is unknown if the driver died before, during or after the crash.

At this time, it is unknown what caused the crash and the driver is unidentified.

The semi was a 2012 Freightliner hauling a load of dairy products.

Interstate #65 South at the crash site has one lane open. Drivers are urged to use alternate routes. It is unknown how long the cleanup of the crash will last.

This investigation is continuing.

A photo of the crash is attached.


Sgt. Jerry D. Goodin

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