Indianapolis man dies in crash on I-65 in Jasper County

2013-11-05T18:30:00Z 2013-11-05T23:31:04Z Indianapolis man dies in crash on I-65 in Jasper CountyTimes Staff nwitimes.com
November 05, 2013 6:30 pm  • 

RENSSELAER | An Indianapolis man died and another was injured Tuesday following a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 65. 

Jason Spears, 44, died at the scene of the crash Tuesday morning, Indiana State Police said. 

The crash happened at 9:40 a.m. as Spears was driving a 2000 Ford pickup truck in the northbound left lanes.

Timothy Newell Jr., 24, of Osseo, Mich., also was driving in the left northbound lanes when he saw Spears driving behind him at a high rate of speed, police said. 

Before Newell could react, Spears drove into the back of Newell's 1999 Oldsmobile, police said. Spears then went into the right lane and back into the left lane, which caused the pickup to roll over. 

Spears and his son, Jason Spears II, 20, of Indianapolis, were thrown from the pickup, police said. The elder Spears was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The younger Spears was taken to Jasper County Hospital and later to St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, where he is being treated for life-threatening injuries, police said.

Newell drove his car into the median after being rear-ended and was not injured, police said.

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