Police name man killed on I-65 in Bartholomew County

(Provided Photo/Indiana State Police)
(Provided Photo/Indiana State Police)

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – Police have released more details about a deadly crash along Interstate 65 in Bartholomew County Tuesday night.

Indiana State Police officials said the crash around 8 p.m. killed 56-year-old Michael Otte, of Whiteland. Otte was driving northbound on I-65 when his car crashed into the back of a semi that was stopped because of a traffic backup in the area. Otte died at the scene, and the semi driver wasn’t hurt.

Investigators believe Otte may have been distracted while driving.

As a result of the crash, I-65 was closed for more than two hours. It has since re-opened.

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