Man dies in I-65 crash near Austin, Ind. - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Man dies in I-65 crash near Austin, Ind.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Tennessee man died after a tractor trailer lost control on icy roads in Jackson County, Indiana Friday morning.

At around 2:30, 47-year-old Lazaro Melendez was driving north on I-65 near Austin, Indiana when he lost control and went down a ravine, smashing into a concrete barrier on US 31.

Melendez died after his trailer broke away from the truck and smashed into the cab.

After being closed for several hours, I-65 and US 31 were reopened.

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