Car careens off exit ramp, goes airborne for 50 feet during crash

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two people–a mother and son–suffered serious injuries after their car careened off an interstate ramp and went airborne during Friday’s commute.

According to the Indianapolis Fire Department, the crash happened before 9 a.m. at I-70 eastbound and Shadeland.

The car was exiting the interstate when the vehicle veered off the ramp, went airborne for 50 feet and then made a 25-foot vertical drop.

IFD said the vehicle then landed in the rear lot of Interstate Batteries, where it knocked over a fence and hit a pile of stacked steel.

Both victims were taken to area hospitals. IFD said the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story indicated that two men were injured in the crash based on information from IFD. IFD later clarified that a mother and son were in the vehicle.