Police: Man set wife on fire, drove head-on into semi

Investigators said Keever abruptly turned into the path of a northbound semi, causing a head-on crash. The semi flipped onto its side.

GREENWOOD, Ind. (WISH) — A man set his wife on fire before crashing head-on into a semi on I-65 near Greenwood, killing himself and injuring another person Friday afternoon, according to police.

Donn Keever threw gas on his estranged wife, Amy Keever, and lit her on fire in the 100 block of Highland Avenue in Franklin, according to Franklin police. Police tell 24-Hour News 8 that three kids home at the time witnessed Donn throwing gas on Amy.

Donn Keever left the scene before police arrived.

PHOTOS | Images of I-65 crash aftermath

Amy Keever had serious burns over a large portion of her body and was taken to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis. The kids are leaving the home and will spend the night somewhere else.

Later Friday, police say Donn Keever was speeding south on I-65 while in the northbound lane. The area is under construction and has three lanes traveling northbound with a concrete median barrier separating the southbound traffic.

Investigators said Keever abruptly turned into the path of a northbound semi, causing a head-on crash. The semi flipped onto its side.

(WISH Photo/Chopper 8)
(WISH Photo/Chopper 8)

Keever then continued south, struck a Ford Escape and the concrete barrier before his truck erupted into flames. Keever was trapped in the vehicle and died of his injuries.

The driver of the Ford Escape, 47-year-old David Whitney, was transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The semi driver, 50-year-old Toby Klar, was not injured.

Two more vehicles were involved, but neither the drivers or passengers were injured.

The investigation is ongoing.

A separate crash also occurred near the 85-mile marker, between Franklin and Edinburgh.

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