An Ohio trucker was killed after a crash on Interstate 65 Thursday near Seymour in Jackson County, authorities say.
According to the Indiana State Police news release, said a 2001 Volvo truck pulling a trailer, driven by Daniel Cosma, age 41, North Royalton, Ohio, was traveling southbound on I-65 near the 53 mile marker, just north of Seymour, Indiana. Cosma apparently had a mechanical issue with the Volvo truck while driving in the I-65 construction zone. He stopped the truck in the right lane of travel on I-65 due to there not being a shoulder in the area.
While stopped in the roadway, Cosma’s trailer was struck by a 2015 Volvo truck pulling a trailer, driven by Donald Nicholl, age 31, Decatur, Georgia. The impact forced Cosma’s vehicle into Cosma, who was outside of his vehicle working on his truck. Cosma suffered fatal injuries in the collision. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by Jackson County Coroner Michael Bobb. Nicholl was not injured in the collision.
Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be factors in the crash although toxicology results are pending at this time.
The Southbound Lanes of I-65 were closed for nearly four hours for crash investigation and cleanup.