Chain Of Crashes On I-65 Results In Injuries & Arrests

A single-vehicle crash and arrest for driving while intoxicated was the start to a series of three crashes on I-65 that sent four to area hospitals and involved a total of ten vehicles mid-day Friday
Around noon on Friday, the Indiana State Police received calls reporting a white Mitsubishi Eclipse driving erratically northbound on I-65 near Scottsburg. At approximately 12:07 that same vehicle crashed into the guardrail on the right side of I-65 northbound at the 34.5 mile-marker before crossing back over both lanes and colliding into the median guardrail and coming to rest.
The driver, Lindsay R. Bostock, 37, of Sellersburg was arrested for driving under the influence. Bostock was booked into the Scott County Jail. Prescription opioids are believed to be a factor in this crash, according to ISP Sgt. Carey Huls.
As traffic backed up from the crash scene, a three-vehicle property damage crash occurred on I-65 northbound at the 32.7 mile-marker at approximately 12:50 pm. Then, at 1:03 pm, a six-vehicle injury crash was reported one mile south at the 31 mile-marker.
The preliminary investigation reveals that as traffic was at a standstill due to the second crash scene, a 2003 International tractor-trailer collided into the rear of a line of stopped cars, creating a chain reaction of rear-end collisions involving five more vehicles.
As a result of this collision, Michael L. Brown, 75, of Scottsburg, and Micayla Kelly, 22, of Danville, Kentucky, each in separate vehicles, were transported by ambulance to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour where they were treated and released, Huls reported.
Jerry K. Pyle and his wife, Gwyneth, of Stanford, Kentucky, were transported by air to the University of Louisville Hospital with serious injuries, according to police.
During the subsequent investigation, the driver of the tractor-trailer, David Ray Wisdom, 46, of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia.
Wisdom was arrested and booked into the Scott County Jail facing charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, and maintaining a common nuisance
This crashes are still under investigation and toxicology results are pending in both arrests.
As a result of the backup on the interstate, northbound traffic diverted onto US 31 through Scottsburg, Austin and to the Crothersville exit causing additional congestion.
Indiana State Police were assisted by the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Scottsburg City Police, Scottsburg Fire Department, and Scott County EMS.