Semi-truck crash on city’s northeast side leaves 1 dead

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Police say a truck driver from Michigan died in a single-vehicle crash involving a semi truck on the city’s northeast side.

It happened about 11 p.m. Wednesday on westbound I-465 near Allisonville Rd., where a semi-truck rolled onto its side. When first responders arrived they found the driver dead at the scene.

ISP identified the driver as 61-year-old Douglas Pauly of Bay City, Michigan.

State police said Pauly’s truck struck a large utility pole, resulting in low-hanging wires across I-465. Police had to close down lanes on the interstate, slowing traffic during the morning commute.

As of about 12 p.m. Thursday, the ramp remained closed for repairs. Crews from IPL were working to fix the damaged pole; INDOT set up barricades to warn drivers.

ISP’s crash reconstructionists are working to determine what caused the crash; there were no witnesses. The Marion County Coroner’s Office will work to determine Pauly’s cause of death.

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