COLUMBUS, Ind. – A Greenwood man died Monday night following a crash in Columbus involving an SUV and a semi truck.
According to the Bartholomew County Coroner’s Office, the incident happened around 7:30 p.m. on State Road 46 near CR 750 E, which is southeast of Columbus. A caller initially alerted police to the crash, saying that a semi was blocking the road.
The caller later realized a Toyota 4Runner was also involved. The Bartholomew County Coroner’s Office said the driver of the SUV, identified as 44-year-old Sarbjit Singh of Greenwood, died from “massive trauma to the head.” The coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.
According to the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, the semi driver told police he was heading northbound when Singh’s southbound SUV crossed the center line, resulting in the collision. Singh had to be extricated from his vehicle because it had sustained extensive damage, police said.
The truck driver cooperated with the investigation and submitted to a blood draw, which is standard procedure in a deadly crash. Police do not believe impairment was a factor.
The crash remains under investigation by the county’s Fatal Crash Reconstruction Team.