Driver, passenger arrested following semi crash on Indiana interstate


CROTHERVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – State police say Monday, October 7th, at approximately 6:30 pm, officers investigated a crash involving an overturned semi on I-65 near Crothersville, Indiana which resulted in the arrest of the driver and passenger of the vehicle at the scene.

The investigation by Troopers Derek Eggers and Randel Miller indicated that a white 2017 Kenworth truck pulling a trailer, being driven by Torris D. Robinson, age 40, Anniston, Alabama was traveling southbound on I-65 near the 41 mile marker in Jackson County. The vehicle left the west side of the interstate before overturning and coming to rest on its side.

Neither Robinson nor a passenger in the vehicle, Mary E. Thomson, age 38, Anniston, Alabama were injured in the collision.

Trooper Eggers began an investigation after Robinson showed signs of being intoxicated. Robinson was transported to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, Indiana for further investigation. While at the hospital, Robinson spit on a hospital employee. Robinson was ultimately arrested on charges of Operating While Intoxicated, Operating While Intoxicated-Endangerment, and Battery by Bodily Waste. Toxicology results are pending against Robinson at this time.

Thompson showed signs of intoxication at the scene. She became belligerent and then resisted arrest. Thompson was arrested on charges of Public Intoxication and Resisting Law Enforcement.

Both Robinson and Thompson were incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail pending their initial court appearances.

I-65 was restricted to one lane through the area for nearly five hours for crash investigation and cleanup. The cleanup involved removing the load of tires from the trailer prior to it being uprighted.

The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Crothersville Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Jackson County EMS, Vernon Township Fire Department, and 31 Wrecker Service.