Pedestrian Killed After Being Hit by Semi on I-64 Near Spencer-Warrick County Line

According to Indiana State Police, a 67-year-old Jasper man was killed on Tuesday after being hit by a semi on I-64 near the Spencer-Warrick County line.

Posted: Feb 2, 2021 1:27 PM
Updated: Feb 3, 2021 10:52 AM

Emergency crews responded to the scene of a fatal crash that happened just after 1:00 p.m. on I-64 Tuesday near the Spencer-Warrick County line.

Troopers from the Indiana State Police Jasper Post responded to the scene of the crash in addition to the coroner.

As a result of the crash, the westbound lane of I-64 was closed for some time.

The preliminary investigation found 46-year-old Charles D. Copeland of Evansville, was driving a semi westbound on Interstate 64 and was merging into the passing lane when his vehicle struck an adult man. The man, identified as 67-year-old Gerald W. Kluemper of Jasper, had parked his vehicle on the shoulder, then entered the lanes of traffic. Kluemper was pronounced dead at the scene.

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