Early rush hour crash shuts down ramp and sends driver to hospital

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CARMEL, Ind. — An early Wednesday morning rush hour crash shut down an off ramp from I-465 to Meridian Street just before 6:30 a.m.

According to Carmel Police investigating the incident, the driver was traveling west bound on I-465 and was attempting to exit off onto the off ramp to Meridian when he lost control and  ended up in the ditch near the interstate.

north side crash from I-465 to Meridian

north side crash from I-465 to Meridian

The ramp was closed for about 45 minutes while emergency crews tended to the driver who sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.