This morning at approximately 3:55 am, on Interstate #65 near the 11.9 Mile Marker, a 2011 Toyota Sienna, (minivan), was travelling northbound in the center lane when the driver had to slow down for a fallen tree that was across all three lanes of travel.
A 2015 Mack U.P.S. semi-tractor with duel trailers was travelling behind the van. The semi-tractor and dual trailers was unable to slow down and rear ended the van pushing it into the median guard rail.
The Sienna mini-van was occupied by four people.
The driver, Norma P. Zepeda-Escobar, 28, from Lilburn, Georgia along with passengers, Julio C. Escobar, 32, from Hyattsville, Maryland and Abisai D. Garcia, 30, from Lilburn, Georgia were transported to the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY with unknown injuries.
Another passenger, Isidra Cornejo Pineda, 33, from Lilthonia, Georgia was declared deceased at the scene.
The semi-tractor and dual trailers was driven by Dennis D. Summers, from Franklin, Indiana. He was not injured.
Interstate #65 northbound was closed at the Nine Mile Marker, (Sellersburg), routing traffic to U.S. #31 for approximately 2.5 hours.
Seatbelt use is unknown at this time. No photos are available.