SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (NEWS RELEASE) -- Shortly after 2:00 p.m. on April 12, a red 2001 Ford Windstar van was northbound on Interstate 65 near the 28.5 Mile Marker in Scott County, when for an unknown reason the van crossed into the median. After crossing into the median, the vehicle then crossed the southbound lanes ending up on the west side of the roadway in a wooded area.
When troopers and other emergency personnel arrived at the scene the driver, Mary Lou Gustus, 71, from Paris, Tenn., was deceased. The preliminary death investigation by the Scott County Coroner, Jerry Buchanan, revealed the driver likely suffered a medical condition causing the crash. It is unknown if the driver’s death was a result of the impact of the crash, the likely medical condition, or a combination of both.