Released on behalf of Major Jason Ashworth
Case Number: 22-61726
Deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Highway 57 and Ruston Lane. Upon arrival, they located a silver 2011 Ford F-350 truck that was off the roadway. The second vehicle, a blue Mercury, was found in the roadway. Both vehicles had extensive front end damage. The drivers were the only occupant of each vehicle.
The investigation found that the Mercury was travelling north on Highway 57, attempting to turn west onto Ruston Lane. The silver Ford was driving south on Highway 57 when the Mercury turned west into the lane of travel of the truck. The driver of the Mercury died from injuries sustained in the crash at the scene.
The driver of the truck was transported to the hospital for a chemical test as per Indiana Code 9-30-7. At this time, alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor of the crash.
The name of the decedent is not being released at this time as notification to the family is pending.