Victim in fatal wrong-way crash on I-465 ID'd

Posted at 7:12 AM, Jan 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-04 19:42:15-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- One person was killed in a head-on crash on I-465 on Indy's north side Thursday morning.

The crash happened around 5 a.m., in the eastbound lanes of I-465 near US 31. 

A Nissan Sentra was traveling the wrong way and crashed head-on with a FedEx semi truck, killing the driver of the Sentra, according to the Carmel Fire Department. The driver of the semi was uninjured. 

The person killed was identified Thursday afternoon as 24-year-old Milca B. Alvarado Polanco, of Indianapolis.

Indiana State Police troopers are still investigating why Polanco drove in the wrong direction. 

The eastbound lanes were shut down for approximately five hours after the crash. 

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