New Albany Man Dies in Rollover Crash

New Albany Man Dies in Rollover Crash


A New Albany man died in a rollover crash that occurred late Tuesday night along I-65 in Clark County.

Around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, Indiana State Police (ISP),  Clark County Deputies, and local ambulance service responded to a single-vehicle crash with entrapment on I-65 northbound near the 5.2 mile-marker. 

When officers arrived, they observed a black, 2010 Ford Fusion rolled onto the driver’s side.  The driver was unresponsive. 

Trooper Jared Ferguson assumed the investigation and also contacted ISP reconstruction units to assist.  The preliminary investigation shows the Fusion was going northbound on I-65 and left the east side of the roadway for an unknown reason. The vehicle traveled down a small embankment and overturned before striking a fence and two semi-trucks parked at the nearby Ryder Truck Sales.  The driver, Paul E. Barksdale, 61, of New Albany, Indiana, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.  There were no other occupants in the car. 

This crash is still under investigation.  Next of Kin was notified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office and the Indiana State Police. 

ISP units were assisted by the Clark County Sheriff’s Department, The Clarksville Fire Department, The Clarksville Police Department, and the Clark County Coroner’s Office.