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ISP: Woman walks into traffic on I65

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An Indianapolis woman was killed Sunday after walking into traffic on I-65 in Jasper County, the Indiana State Police said.

The victim was identified as Betty Rush, 66.

According to police, at 9:10 p.m. Rush “for unknown reasons” walked out into the right lane of northbound I-65 from the outer shoulder at the 230 mile marker, near the Demotte/Roselawn exit. A Gary motorist, driving a 2013 Hyundai, was unable to avoid striking Rush, who was then also struck by a semi-tractor trailer driven by a Dallas, N.C., trucker, police said.

“It is also believed Rush was struck by several more vehicles who may not have realized it was a person,” police said.

Rush—whose vehicle was later found at a local truck stop—was pronounced dead at the scene. No other persons were injured.

The right lane of northbound I-65 was closed until 3 a.m. today.

Posted 4/1/2013