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Man struck, killed after getting flat tire on I-465

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Posted at 7:56 AM, Nov 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-14 22:15:07-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A man is dead after police say he was struck after getting a flat tire on I-465 early Wednesday morning.

Indiana State Police were called to the scene of the crash around 5 a.m. on I-465 near Washington Street.

Investigators believe the driver, Yves Thony Constant, 40, of Indianapolis, had gotten a flat tire on his 2007 gold BMW in the "gore point" between I-465 and Washington Street. State police say the "gore point" is an extension of the emergency shoulder that divides the main line of traffic and an entrance or exit ramp.

Investigators believe a second vehicle, a 2003 Chevrolet pick-up truck driven by John White, 65, of Indianapolis, struck Constant's disabled vehicle as he was getting out to check his tire.

When officers arrived, Constant was lying unconscious in the road and a bystander was performing CPR. Constant was pronounced dead at the scene.

State police said White stayed on scene and is cooperating with their investigation. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the crash, but blood tests will be conducted as standard practice for any fatal accident.

The crash remains under investigation.