Man dies after exiting vehicle on I-65 in Scott County

Man dies after exiting vehicle on I-65 in Scott County

Police investigating a fatal crash on I-65 Monday morning. They said it turned deadly when a driver was hit after exiting his car.

Around 2:50 a.m., 911 calls reported a semi truck had hit a person in the roadway on I-65 northbound near mile marker 33, just south of the Austin, Indiana exit.

Police and Indiana State Troopers arrived at the scene and found 25-year-old Stefan Porch, of Matteson, Illinois, dead after being struck by a northbound semi truck.

After the preliminary investigation, investigators believe Porch was northbound in a silver 2020 Kia Forte with five passengers. The Forte collided with a second vehicle, possibly the rear of a northbound tractor-trailer or box truck. At this time, it appears the second vehicle did not stop and continued from the scene.

The Forte stopped in the road and Porch got out of the car. As Porch left the vehicle, he stepped into the path of a northbound semi truck. The driver of the semi was unable to avoid striking Porch, ISP said.

All passengers in the car were taken by ambulance to Scott Memorial hospital for any possible injuries from the initial crash. No significant injuries were reported.

The driver of the semi truck was not injured, ISP said.

The crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the second vehicle is asked to contact the Indiana State Police Sellersburg Post.

(originally posted Mar 8 2021


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