Investigators are making “good progress’ in tracking down a highway
sniper who’s killed one motorist and hit at least three other vehicles,
according to a spokesman for the Indiana State Police. One of those vehicles
was a Roadway Express tractor-trailer.
Sgt. Rod Russell told “Land Line Now” there were two sets of shootings
– one on Interstates 65, and a second on I-69 – and that they’re definitely
Both sets of incidents occurred in the morning Sunday, July 23.
Russell said the first shooting killed a 40-year-old Indiana man as he
rode in a pickup on I-65 near Seymour. A short time later, another pickup was
fired on not far from Seymour. A passenger in that vehicle was slightly
About two hours after the first two incidents, a tractor-trailer was
hit by gunfire on I-69 at mile marker 42 – about a hundred miles from Seymour. Russell said the trucker drove a few more miles to a truck stop, where he called 9-1-1.
“(The trucker) was driving a 2006 Volvo for Roadway Express, and sure
enough, his truck had taken bullet rounds in the windshield and the side door,”
Russell said. “Fortunately, the driver was not injured, and we’re thankful for
Russell said a short time after the truck was hit, someone shot out the
windows of a parked SUV that was in the same area.
After the fatal shooting on I-65, police shut down a section of the
highway for eight hours. No other reports of gunfire have since been reported
on either interstate.
– By Reed Black, staff writer