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Wrong-way driver killed in Tuesday I-74 crash

An early Tuesday morning two-vehicle crash involved a wrong way driver on I-74.


The initial investigation, being conducted by the Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team, indicated that at approximately 6:00 am Tuesday morning, a 2003 Buick being driven by Daryl W. Jackson, 66, of Greensburg, Indiana was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-74 near the 140 mile marker in eastern Decatur County.  Jackson’s vehicle collided head on with a westbound 2012 Chevrolet, being driven by Kaleb A. R. Buckler, 22, of Brookville. 


Jackson was pronounced dead at the scene by the Decatur County Coroner’s Office. 


Buckler was flown to an Indianapolis area hospital for treatment of his injuries.   


Witnesses reported seeing Jackson’s vehicle traveling the wrong direction for approximately five miles prior to the crash.  Officers were attempting to catch up to Jackson’s vehicle when the crash occurred. 


It is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash. Toxicology results are pending.  The investigation is ongoing.


The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, Greensburg Police Department, Decatur County EMS, Greensburg Fire Department, New Point Fire Department, Stat Flight Medical Helicopter, and the Decatur County Coroner’s Office.