Cops: Indy woman killed after walking into traffic along I-65

2013-04-01T17:15:00Z 2013-04-01T23:46:05Z Cops: Indy woman killed after walking into traffic along I-65Deborah Laverty deborah.laverty@nwi.com, (219) 762-1397, ext. 2223 nwitimes.com

JASPER COUNTY | An Indianapolis woman was killed Sunday night when she walked out in front of traffic on Interstate 65, police said.

The woman was identified by police as Betty Rush, 66.

A preliminary investigation showed Rush, for unknown reasons, walked into the right lane from the outer shoulder on northbound I-65 at 9:10 p.m. at the DeMotte/Roselawn exit, Indiana State Police said.

A 22-year-old Gary man driving a 2013 Hyundai in the right lane could not avoid Rush and struck her with the front passenger side of his vehicle, police said.

A 2005 Freightliner semitractor, driven by a 56-year-old man from Dallas, N.C., also struck Rush.

It is believed Rush was struck by several more vehicles, police said.

Rush was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jasper County coroner.

Rush’s vehicle was later found at a local truck stop.

No other injuries were reported.

The right lane was closed until about 3 a.m. Monday morning for cleanup and to complete the investigation, police said.

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