According to Indiana State Police, the accident claimed the life of 28-year-old Eduard Chekhun of Sevierville, Tennessee.
On Saturday afternoon, a Tennessee man was killed in a collision on I-65 near Indianapolis when his car collided with a semi-truck and caught fire.
According to Indiana State Police, Tennessee resident Eduard Chekhun, 28, was operating a BMW at a fast pace when he encountered halted traffic.
On the I-65 near Meridian Street, his BMW struck the back of a semi-truck that was stuck in traffic.
According to investigators, the BMW caught fire right away. Due to the extent of the damage and the heat of the fire, a number of onlookers tried to assist but were unable to get close enough to the automobile.
Just after 3:30 p.m., 911 reports concerning the collision began to arrive. State police said that Trooper Kari Woodard arrived on the scene a short while afterwards. She attempted to extricate the victim from the car while also using her fire extinguisher to put out the fire.
Firefighters arrived a short while later, put out the fire, and then removed Chekhun from the severely damaged car.
The lone passenger in the car was Chekhun. At the scene, he was identified as deceased.
According to police, the semi-truck driver was unharmed.
I-65’s southbound lanes were shut down due to the collision for around three hours while the accident was investigated and the vehicles were towed.