Single vehicle crash claims one life in Vigo County Friday evening

VIGO COUNTY – On Friday evening the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post responded to the area of Interstate 70 eastbound near the two-mile marker, to investigate a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of one individual.

A preliminary investigation by Trooper Austin Roberts revealed that a 2015 Dodge pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Interstate 70 near the two-mile marker. For an undetermined reason, the vehicle left the roadway and ran off the south side of Interstate 70 striking a large tree and coming to an abrupt stop.  The impact from the accident caused fatal injuries to the driver.  There were no passengers in the pickup.

ISP has confirmed that the driver of the pickup truck is deceased, however positive identification of the driver is not yet available.  Once positive identification has been made and the family has been notified, the driver’s name will be released.

Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be contributing factors of the accident.