On September 11, 2021 at approximately 1:50 p.m., Bartholomew County Sheriff Deputies responded to a fatal traffic accident at the 69.5 Mile Marker on I-65 northbound. Upon arrival, deputies located a single vehicle accident, which resulted in one fatality, later identified as Richard Campbell 65 of Edinburgh, was pronounced deceased at the scene due to injuries sustained in the crash.
“We have seen an increase in serious traffic accidents this summer,” said Major Chris Lane. “We again ask the community to please follow all traffic laws which are designed to prevent these type of accidents.”
This investigation is ongoing, however it is believed that reckless driving may have played a factor based on the alleged driving behavior of the victim.
Assisting agencies: CRH EMS, Columbus Township Fire Department, Columbus Police Department and Indiana State Police