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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.

user29380-1472730165-media1Right 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.