Shortly after 2:00 pm on today’s date, a red 2001 Ford Windstar van
was northbound on Interstate 65 near the 28.5 Mile Marker in Scott County, when
for an unknown reason the van crossed into the median. After crossing into the
median the vehicle then crossed the southbound lanes ending up on the west side
of the roadway in a wooded area.
When troopers and other emergency personnel arrived at the scene the driver,
Mary Lou Gustus, 71, from Paris, TN was deceased. The preliminary death
investigation by the Scott County Coroner, Jerry Buchanan, revealed the driver
likely suffered a medical condition causing the crash. It is unknown if the
driver’s death was a result of the impact of the crash, the likely medical condition,
or a combination of both.
Assisting Agencies; Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Scottsburg City Police
Department, Scottsburg City Fire Department and Scott County E.M.S..