Sunday evening at approximately 6:40 p.m., Indiana State Police and Warrick County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two vehicle crash on I-64 westbound near the 32.5 mile-marker that claimed the life of a Shelby County man.
Before the crash occurred, Warrick County 911 Dispatch received two calls about a white Ford pickup truck that had stopped in the travel portion of the interstate for unknown reasons. Minutes after the second call, dispatchers received a 911 call regarding a crash involving a pickup truck and a semi.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the 2012 Ford pickup truck was parked on the emergency shoulder near the 32.5 mile-marker. Ricky Joe Isham, 48, of Lancaster, KY, was driving a 2017 Freightliner tractor-trailer westbound approaching the pickup truck when for unknown reasons the driver of the pickup truck pulled out into the path of the semi. The semi struck the rear of the pickup truck causing it to strike the guardrail on the south side before coming to a final rest in the passing lane. The driver of the pickup truck was ejected from vehicle upon impact and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi was not injured.
The identity of the Shelby County man will be released after his family has been notified.
The investigating is continuing. The interstate was closed for approximately 4 1/2 hours