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Theft suspect killed after running into oncoming traffic on I-65 in Bartholomew County

TAYLORSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) – An Indianapolis man is dead after he ran into oncoming traffic on I-65 in Bartholomew County, according to the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office.

Just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, deputies were called to the 76.5-mile marker of I-65 South for an injury with accident.

Deputies said Cordell Jackson, 39, of Indianapolis, apparently stole a vehicle from a bystander. The stolen vehicle was then found to have been involved in a crash about half a mile down the road.

Following the crash, deputies said, Jackson exited the vehicle, jumped over the median and then ran into oncoming traffic. Jackson was hit and killed by a semitractor-trailer that was unable to stop in time.

It was not immediately clear what caused Jackson to run into traffic.

Deputies did not say if the driver of the truck sustained any injuries in the crash.

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