Trucker Pronounced Dead After Head-On Collision With Out-of-Control Big Rig

Tippecanoe County, IN — A trucker was pronounced dead on Tuesday after being struck by a big rig that was out of control along an Indiana interstate.

According to Indiana State Police (ISP) investigators, the fatal crash occurred Tuesday at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Interstate 65 near the 179 mile-marker.


A preliminary investigation revealed a 2013 Kenworth driven by Walter Sutton, 50, Lonedell, MO, was traveling southbound on I-65 when, for an unknown reason, he ran off the road.

The Kenworth traveled into the median, through concrete barriers, and into northbound traffic.

At that time, a 2017 Freightliner traveling northbound was hit head-on by the Kenworth.

The driver of the Freightliner was fatally injured and pronounced deceased at the scene, ISP sadly informed.

Their name of the deceased trucker is being withheld pending identification and notification to the family.


ISP said the identity of the driver will be released by the Tippecanoe County Coroner at a later date.

Sutton was uninjured in the crash.

No charges have yet been filed.

However, ISP said the crash remains under investigation.


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