INDIANAPOLIS – A two-vehicle crash on I-465 this morning claimed a man’s life. At 11:12 a.m. Indiana State Police Dispatchers began receiving calls about a serious two-vehicle crash on I-465 northbound near the 20.1-mile marker, just north of the I-65 interchange.
When first responders arrived they found the driver entrapped in the wreckage who was unresponsive. Despite life-saving efforts, the man was pronounced deceased at the scene. Two other people were transported by ambulance from the scene with non-life-threatening injuries.
A preliminary investigation determined a vehicle was entering I-465 northbound from I-65 northbound driven by the deceased man. The man lost control and spun sideways into the path of oncoming traffic. The vehicle was then struck in the driver’s side door by a vehicle that was northbound on I-465. A passenger in the vehicle being driven by the deceased man and the driver of the second vehicle were both injured. All occupants were wearing seatbelts.
Several lanes of I-465 were closed for nearly three hours while the crash was investigated and the wrecked vehicles were removed. The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Pike Township Fire Department, Indianapolis Fire Department, INDOT, The Marion County Coroner’s Office, and Indianapolis EMS.
The identity of the deceased man is being withheld at this time to allow time for positive identification and notification to family members.