(FAIRLAND) – A Vevay woman died Saturday after thrown from her vehicle after it ran off Interstate 74 near Fairland in Shelby County.
According to Indiana State Police, 28-year-old Samantha Boyer was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck that occurred about 10:45 a.m.
“Investigators have preliminary determined a 2008 Toyota, driven by Boyer, ran off the side of I-74, came back across the westbound lanes and went off the right side of the road, it then rolled several times and came to rest on a side road,” state police wrote in the statement. “Ms. Boyer was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.”
Police did not know what caused the vehicle to run off the road, but they did not suspect alcohol was a factor.
A male passenger was trapped in the vehicle. He was freed from the wreckage and transported to an Indianapolis hospital in critical condition.
The investigation is ongoing.