Woman dies after I-65 crash

A Greenwood woman died from injuries she suffered in a crash on Interstate 65 on Friday, and police are investigating whether the accident was related to road rage.

The crash happened on the ramp from northbound I-65 to eastbound Interstate 465 just after 8:30 a.m. Tamara Hacker, 51, suffered serious injuries after her vehicle rear-ended a semi on the ramp, according to a news release from Indiana State Police. Hacker was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis in critical condition, and died three days later.

A passenger in Hacker’s car, a 15-year-old girl, was also injured the crash, though her condition is not known, Indiana State Police spokesman John Perrine said.

Indiana State Police are investigating the crash, and whether it could be related to a road rage incident. A passenger and a witness both told police Hacker had sped up to get away from another car that was tailgating her, and then Hacker’s vehicle struck the back of the semi, the release said. The semi driver, Gregory Anderson, was not injured.

Police have a description of a black passenger vehicle, and are continuing to investigate.

Troopers will be looking for cameras and surveillance footage in the area to get more information about the crash and what happened beforehand, Perrine said.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at jtellers@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2702.