Driver Killed in Wrong Way Crash on I-65 North


A driver has died following Thursday’s 2:30 a.m. wrong-way crash on I-65 North near the Vietnam Veterans Boulevard exit.

Roger Roland, 54, of Lawrenceburg, was driving his Ford Ranger pickup truck south in the northbound lanes when he struck a semi head-on.

Roland died at the scene.

The 50-year-old driver of the semi was transported to Skyline Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

A wheel from the Ranger came off in the crash, bounced over the retaining wall and struck a Goodlettsville Police officer’s vehicle. The officer safely stopped and was not injured.

A blood sample from Roland will be tested to determine if impairment was a factor in this fatal crash.

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