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Police investigate fatality on SB I-465 after car crashes off overpass

Photo credit Dustin Norman

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –Police are investigating a fatal crash on SB I-465 near Kentucky Avenue on the southwest side of the city

The crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. on the southwest side of the city.

Indiana State Police Sgt. John Perrine says a vehicle was traveling eastbound on Mooresville Road when it crashed through the guardrail at a high rate of speed. The guardrail is at a dead end of a residential area.

Picture shows guardrail car crashed through before hitting semi on I-465

Perrine says the vehicle went through the trees and airborne onto I-465. As it was still in the air, a semi traveling southbound struck the car. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lanes were reopened around 1:15 p.m.

Investigators are working to determine the reason the driver ran off the road, however drugs or alcohol are not believed to be a factor in this crash.

The driver of the semi was not injured.