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Indianapolis man dies after car goes airborne during crash on I-70 in Wayne County

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WAYNE COUNTY (July 29, 2014) – An Indianapolis man died after his car went airborne and hit an embankment on Interstate 70 in Wayne County.

According to Wayne County Sheriff Jeff Cappa, the crash happened around 7 p.m. Monday near the 139 mile marker. Cappa said a 2012 Ford Taurus was going westbound when the car went off the road and traveled down the median until it reached the Jacksonburg Road overpass.

The vehicle then became airborne, struck an embankment and rolled on top of Jacksonburg Road. Emergency crews said the driver was trapped in the vehicle. When EMS crews got to him, they pronounced the man dead.

Cappa identified the driver as Stephen J. Scott, 62, Indianapolis.

Investigators aren’t sure why Scott went off the road. The incident remains under investigation, and police are awaiting toxicology results and the medical examiner’s report.

Westbound I-70 was shut down and down to one lane for more than two hours because of the crash.