James McHugh Jr., 58, dead after crash with tractor trailer driven by Richard Gavin, 52, on I-65 near State Road 11 in Jackson County, Indiana

Modified Date: 
Thu, 04/02/2015 - 3:01pm
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

One dead in Jackson County crash on I-65 southbound

Indiana State Police are responding to the scene.

Motorcycle crash leaves one dead

As a result of the crash, southbound I-65 was shut down for hours. It has since re-opened.

Man identified in I-65 south fatal accident near Seymour

Gavin and other motorists were stopped southbound in a traffic back-up due to Road construction at the 51 MM. McHugh was thrown from the motorcycle and pronounced dead on the scene.

One person has died in a crash on I-65 southbound at State Road 11 north of Seymour in Jackson County. The accident involved a motorcyclist, James McHugh Jr., 58 of Prospect Heights, Illinois who died after hitting a tractor-trailer operated by Richard E. Gavin, 52 of Gainesville, Fla.

What commercial truck accident victims need to do after a serious or fatal collision in Louisville

As the highways and roads of Louisville get more crowded with commercial traffic, the number of trucking accidents increases. Trucking crashes typically result in very serious or fatal injuries to victims who have no chance against a truck's size and weight.

After a truck accident, it is crucial for the victim to quickly learn about their rights and options, as they move toward recovery and must deal with medical bills, lost wages, and potentially permanent injuries. Commercial trucking accidents are complicated and need to be investigated immediately, before vehicles are repaired, and evidence and witnesses disappear. When a crash is fatal, family members must get information on insurance claims, to begin the healing process.

Learn more here about Louisville trucking accidents and insurance claims.
People Involved: 
James McHugh Jr.
Richard E. Gavin
Roadway: 
I-65

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