SPENCER CO., IN (WFIE) - The victim in a deadly crash involving a semi and a car on I-64 in Spencer County has been identified.
The crash had a section of westbound I-64, at the 63 mile-marker, closed for several hours on Thursday.
Indiana State Police say 60-year-old Terri Jo Kanter, of Evansville, was driving eastbound drove off the north side of the road and crossed the median before hitting a semi being driven by 32-year-old Paul Reckner, of Sweetwater, Texas.
Reckner was not hurt but was taken to a hospital for a certified chemical test, which is standard protocol. Drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be a factor at this time.
We’re told Kanter died at the scene.
Another semi driver, who witnessed the crash, shared video with us of the moments after the crash. He says the car crossed over from the eastbound lanes and ran into the semi head-on.
The car then burst into flames.
“I immediately grabbed my fire extinguisher, I ran up there, and tried to offer my assistance,” Lezli Hines explained.
Kanter was taken to the Carter Township Volunteer Fire Department where an autopsy was performed. The coroner’s office says it took them several days to make a positive identification due to the severity of the impact.