Monday at approximately 5:55 pm, troopers from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg responded to a crash involving a semi-tractor and trailer on Interstate #65 South at the 19 Mile Marker, (closest town Henryville).   

 When officers arrived they found the semi-tractor and trailer fully engulfed in fire with the driver trapped inside. The Monroe Township Volunteer Fire Department was on the scene and extinguished the vehicle and trailer fire.

The preliminary investigation revealed for an unknown reason the driver left the roadway on the West side of the road. The semi-tractor and trailer then struck a tree and caught fire.

It is unknown if the driver died before, during or after the crash.

At this time, it is unknown what caused the crash and the driver is unidentified.

The semi was a 2012 Freightliner hauling a load of dairy products.

Interstate #65 South at the crash site had one lane open. Drivers were urged to use alternate routes.

This investigation is continuing.