JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. - A two-vehicle crash took the life of a Columbus, Ind., woman on Interstate 65 in Johnson County on Thursday evening.
The wreck happened in the northbound lanes of I-65 near the 86 mile marker, south of Franklin and north of Edinburgh, around 7 p.m., officials said.
Indiana State Police said Karianne Bjordal, 21, was driving a BMW and ran into the back of a semi. Bjordal was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.
Authorities said a small dog in the BMW survived the crash and was given to an acquaintance of Bjordal.
Police believe that speed and driver inattention were contributing factors in the crash. Investigators said no evidence of deceleration (slowing down) or skid marks was left at the scene by the BMW.
The driver of the semi was not injured.
Northbound lanes of I-65 were closed for about two and a half hours and reopened around 9:30 p.m.
Watch RTV6 and refresh this page for updates.
Church damaged in early morning fire
A west-side church was severely damaged this morning after a large fire ripped through the building early Thursday morning.
Shooting suspects linked to car jacking
Police were investigating after a man was shot on the city's north side Wednesday night.
Amtrak adds amenities to Hoosier State line
Amtrak is adding free Wi-Fi, modest food service and business class seating to a passenger line that runs between Indianapolis and Chicago…
Homeless Indiana vets get $605,000 for housing
The federal government is giving more than $605,000 in rental vouchers to Indiana public housing agencies to help 127 homeless Hoosier…
Man, boy critically injured in apartment fire
A man and a boy were critically injured in an explosion and fire at an apartment building in Cumberland late Wednesday morning.
Boy ticketed for riding bike in Anderson park
An Anderson boy shocked his family when he came home with a ticket -- for riding his bike in a park.