Hamilton County man ejected from vehicle, found dead four hours after crash

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HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. (April 19, 2015) — An Arcadia man was ejected from his vehicle and killed in a single car crash in Noblesville Sunday morning.

The crash occurred on State Road 37 at 211th Street just after 3:30 a.m. Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the crash and found a 2004 gold Mercury Sable that had rolled over the guardrail on the west side of the road and hit several trees before landing in a ditch.

Deputies found the passenger, who was treated for non-life threatening injuries, but were unable to locate the driver. The passenger told officers that he believed the driver, Dustin Mullins, 29, had left the scene. Officers searched the area, but they did not locate Mullins.

The passenger returned to the crash scene around 7:15 a.m. to retrieve some belongings when he saw a body lying near the dam on the White River.

The Sheriff’s Office Crash Team was dispatched to complete an investigation of the scene and, after cutting through a tall fence, found Mullins, who had been ejected from the vehicle. Mullins was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

This is an on-going case and deputies are investigating if alcohol was a factor in the fatal crash. A final determination cannot be made until toxicology results are returned which may take several weeks.

Anyone with information on the crash should contact the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Team at 317-773-1282.