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Drunk Driver Killed in I-65 Crash

State Police: Driver's BAC was .29%

(photo courtesy Indiana State Police)

Police believe alcohol was involved in a crash which left one person dead Thursday afternoon in Tippecanoe County.

Indiana State Police say the crashed happened around 4:30 p.m. on northbound I-65 about four miles north of State Road 43.  A preliminary investigation shows a white Isuzu Trooper passed a semi tractor-trailer and when it pulled in front of the semi, the Isuzu then went off the roadway on the right.  The semi moved to the left lane when the Isuzu cut back across the interstate and drove under the right rear portion of the semi trailer.

The trailer ran over the front of the Isuzu, which rotated and came to a rest in the right emergency lane.  The driver of the semi was not injured but the driver of the Isuzu had to be extricated and was transported to IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette where he later died.

Police say the driver's blood-alcohol content was .29%, nearly four times the legal limit.  The driver's name is being withheld pending notification of family.

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