Indianapolis woman killed in Jackson County crash

March 27, 2022, shortly after 11:00 pm, Troopers from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post began investigating a crash on I-65 Southbound near Seymour, Indiana that claimed the life of an Indianapolis, Indiana woman. The initial investigation by troopers with the Indiana State Police-Versailles District Crash Reconstruction Team indicated that a 2003 Toyota passenger car, being driven by Erika J. Jimenez, age 35, Indianapolis, Indiana was traveling southbound on I-65 near the 51 mile marker, just north of the Seymour exit.  Investigators believe that Jimenez’ vehicle became disabled and came to rest in the right driving lane of I-65 Southbound. The investigation determined that Jimenez exited her vehicle and was standing near it when it was struck by a southbound 2018 Dodge Box Truck, being driven by Lenny Gorelik, age 61, Kennesaw, Georgia.  Jimenez was struck during the collision and sustained fatal injuries.  She was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Jackson County Coroner’s Office.  Gorelik was not injured in the crash. Jimenez’ family has been notified. The crash remains under investigation.Traffic on I-65 Southbound near Seymour was affected for nearly five hours for crash investigation and cleanup.The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Jackson County EMS, Redding Township Fire Department, and the Jackson County Coroner’s Office.                                           SGT. STEPHEN WHEELES

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