At approximately 2:05 am, a 2004 Freightliner semi, pulling a Great Dane semi trailer loaded with microwave popcorn, was traveling south on Interstate #65 just south of Exit #29, (Scottsburg).
While driving, the operator of the semi-tractor, Jarel D. Watson, 25, from Portage, IN, allegedly fell asleep and drove off the roadway into the median, causing the semi-tractor and trailer to flip on it’s side, blocking both southbound lanes.
The driver, Jarel D. Watson, was transported to the Scott County Memorial Hospital complaining of pain.
Interstate #65 South was closed at Exit #29, (Scottsburg), for approximately 4.5 hours.
Right now, the far right driving lane is open but, it is expected to close for a short period of time so the semi-tractor and trailer can be removed from the roadway.
All traffic is being re-routed off of Exit #29, (Scottsburg), and routed south on U. S. #31.
Assisting Agencies-Scott County Sheriff’s Office and Scott County E.M.S.