Chicago man cited for exceeding 100 mph

An Illinois man was cited by police for traveling more than 100 mph on Interstate 65 through the Seymour area Wednesday morning during a period of heavy fog and wet road conditions.

Michael Villada, 22, of Chicago, told Master Trooper Kevin Riordan he was late for work, and that’s why he was driving so fast, according to a news release from Trooper Tommy Walker. Walker is a spokesman for the Versailles Post.

The traffic stop occurred at 8:14 a.m. when Riordan said he clocked Villada’s dark-colored 2003 Hyundai Tiburon at 115 mph as he traveled south near the 48-mile marker two miles south of Seymour. The speed limit on the interstate is 70 mph.

At the time, weather conditions consisted of a low-lying heavy fog and wet roads. There also were several crashes reported Wednesday — including two fatalities on I-65 in northern Indiana — due to the heavy fog, low visibility and wet road conditions.