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Man dies in crash on I-465 ramp on west side of Indianapolis

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Posted at 10:28 AM, Nov 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-09 10:30:30-05

INDIANAPOLIS — One man died early Saturday morning after a crash on an Interstate 465 off-ramp on the west side of Indianapolis.

According to information from Indiana State Police, emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash on the ramp from I-465 southbound to Washington Street.

Officers believe the driver drove his Chevrolet Trailblazer off the side of the road and it overturned. The passenger, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and died after being transported to the hospital.

First responders found the driver walking along the side of the road, and he collapsed a short time later and was taken to the hospital.

Police believe drugs might have been a factor in the crash and the driver faces preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death, along with possession of a syringe.

ISP said the names of the men are being withheld until their families can be notified.