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Indy man dies in crash of semi-tanker, car on I-65 near Columbus

At least one person was killed and traffic was closed for hours Thursday after a crash involving a semi in Bartholomew County. (Provided Photo/Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office)

TAYLORSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — An Indianapolis man died in a Thursday morning crash on Interstate 65 in northern Bartholomew County.

Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers says the crash happened around 10 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-65 near the U.S. 31 interchange. That’s near Indiana Premium Outlets.

Photos from the crash scene showed a semi-tanker overturned and debris scattered across the interstate.

James Warren Oden, Jr., 49, of Indianapolis, died at the crash scene from blunt force injuries.

Oden was driving the semi-tanker on I-65 when it struck a car.

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The passengers in the car — Blaine Pheral, 21, and Rachelle Pheral, 22, both from Columbus, Indiana — went to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries received in the crash.

The northbound lanes were closed through 4:30 p.m., and drivers on the northbound lanes were rerouted.

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