TRAFFIC ALERT: Part of I-74 eastbound and westbound closed in Hendricks County due to crash

One person dead after car goes airborne in Beech Grove

Image from scene on June 22, 2018

BEECH GROVE, Ind. — A man is dead after an early morning crash in Beech Grove.

According to Indianapolis Metropolitan police, the crash happened shortly before 5 a.m. on Emerson Avenue, near I-465.

The crash involved a silver Nissan and a red GMC truck. According to police, witnesses said the Nissan exited from I-465 eastbound at a high rate of speed onto Emerson. The male driver hit a median, went airborne and crashed into a pickup truck at the stoplight.

The driver of the pickup truck died at the scene, police said. The other driver was taken to an area hospital with a minor injury.

Police do believe the driver of the Nissan was impaired at the time.

This investigation is on-going.