ISP Investigating Fatal Mowing Accident on I-64


Indiana State Police say the driver of the tractor was mowing the median of the interstate when he failed to see a large sink hole.

ISP says the operator was thrown from the tractor and onto the ground. The tractor continued and the bush hog that was being pulled behind the tractor ran him over.

The tractor then crossed the eastbound lanes and crashed into a wooded area. The Posey County Coroner's Office pronounced the man dead at the scene.

ISP says the driver was a 31-year-old Hispanic male from Mexico who was employed by OLCO Inc., based in Batesville, Indiana. His identity will be released when his family in Mexico has been notified.

Eastbound lanes on I-64 were closed for approximately two hours while troopers investigated the crash. All lanes are now back open to traffic.


Indiana State Police Sgt. Todd Ringle says the crash along Interstate 64 in Posey County involved a mowing tracker, and no other vehicles were involved.

He says troopers on scene are reporting at least one fatality. 


Posey County dispatch confirms the coroner has been called to an accident in Posey County.

Indiana State Police say both lanes of eastbound I-64 are closed at 13 mm. The accident happened around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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