Minor injuries reported in late Thursday wreck

A 72-year-old was injured when his vehicle became pinned between a concrete barrier and semitrailer, closing the Interstate 65 for nearly two hours late Thursday, police report.

Armajeet Luthra of Louisville, Kentucky was taken to Schneck Medical Center for treatment after a crash around 11 p.m. Thursday at the 54-mile-marker.

The incident began when Luthra attempted to pass a 2019 Freightliner driven by James Radford, 32, of Stamps, Arkansas in the southbound lanes of the interstate near the construction zone.

Radford’s trailer collided with Luthra’s 2014 Mercedes when the lanes shifted to the right at the construction zone, according to a news release from Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with the Indiana State police. The shoulder of the road is eliminated in that area due to construction.

Luthra’s vehicle was pinned between the trailer and concrete barrier, and Luthra was trapped inside until emergency personnel arrived.

Radford was not injured.

No citations have been issued, but the investigation into the crash is continuing, Wheeles said. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash, police said.

The Indiana State Police was assisted by Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Columbus Police Department, Jackson County EMS, 31 Wrecker Service and C & C Towing.