Man struck and killed on I-65 in Jackson Co.

David Buchanan Vehicle

SEYMOUR, Ind. – The Indiana State Police (ISP) responded to a fatal accident involving a pedestrian on Interstate 65, near the 43-mile marker, on Thursday night around 10:00.

The initial investigation, by Trooper Jacob Tolle and the ISP-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team, indicated a red Chevrolet pickup being driven by David A. Buchanan, 55, of Stanwood, Michigan, was traveling northbound on I-65. For an unknown reason, his vehicle left the roadway and entered the median where it became stuck.

Buchanan exited the vehicle and began walking north where he was then struck by a Jeep being driven by Franklin Reed, 23, of Nashville, Tennessee. Buchanan was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jackson County Coroner’s Office. Reed was not injured in the collision.

The northbound lanes of I-65 were closed for approximately four hours for crash investigation and cleanup.

Toxicology results are pending on both Buchanan and Reed at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

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