SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — 4th Update: According to Indiana State Police, the man who died as a result of the crash on US 41 just north of the intersection with SR 48 in Shelburn, Indiana was 29-year-old Dillion K. Killion of Terre Haute.
3rd Update: Indiana State Police have confirmed that one person has died as a result of a car vs semi crash on US 41 just north of the intersection with SR 48 in Shelburn.
According to a press release by Indiana State Police, the crash occurred between a passenger vehicle and a semi tractor-trailer on US-41 just north of SR 48.
The crash reportedly happened around 1:30 pm when a semi tractor-trailer driven by Thomas E. Selig, 64 of Rockville was traveling northbound on US-41 in the driving lane just north of SR 48 with its emergency lights activated.
The emergency lights were reportedly activated due to hauling hazardous materials.
Selig told police he was stopped at a railroad crossing, which he is required by law to do due to carrying hazardous materials. That’s when he reportedly felt an impact in the rear of his semi.
A passenger car was reportedly traveling northbound in the driving lane directly behind the semi and failed to see the truck had stopped. The press release indicates that the passenger car drove into the rear of the semi.
Officials said the driver of the passenger car died on scene.
The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of family members.
2nd Update: Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom has confirmed that both lanes of US-41 northbound are now back open.
1st Update: Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom has confirmed that one lane of US 41 northbound is now open but traffic is still slow through the area. Indiana State Police have taken over the investigation according to Cottom.
Original: Northbound traffic is shut down on US 41 due to a 2-vehicle crash.
That’s according to Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom. Cottom said the crash happened on US 41 just north of the intersection with SR 48. Drivers are asked to avoid the area.