Updated: Friday, 21 Dec 2012, 3:49 PM EST
Published : Friday, 21 Dec 2012, 3:35 PM EST
JACKSON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) - A truck driver from Tennessee was killed Friday morning in a crash on Interstate 65.
Police say that a semi truck pulling a trailer was crossing a bridge on I-65 over U.S. 31 at around 2:30 a.m. when the driver lost control on the icy road.
The truck hit a guardrail, went down into an embankment, and struck a concrete barrier.
The trailer went through the truck cab during the crash, killing the driver who has been identified as Lazaro A. Melendez.
U.S. 31 was closed after the crash but has since reopened.