Police: Distracted driver rear ends semi on I-64

A driver who was reading a text message rear ended a semi on I-64 Monday night, according to the Indiana State Police.

Around 8:30 p.m., Derek Schmitt, 21, was driving his vehicle eastbound on I-65 near the 33.5 mile marker when his vehicle collided with the back of a semi.

Schmitt looked away from the road to read a text message, police said.

Schmitt was not injured, but his vehicle was totaled.

The driver of the semi was not injured.

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