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One dead after wrong-way head-on crash on Interstate 70 in Indianapolis

Posted at 12:39 PM, Jan 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-10 12:40:21-05

INDIANAPOLIS — One person is dead after a wrong-way head-on crash early Sunday morning on Interstate 70 in Indianapolis.

The crash was reported around 1 a.m. on I-70 eastbound near Harding Street.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers, who were first to arrive on the scene, found two vehicles, a semi-tractor trailer off the road and a passenger car with heavy damage, both on fire, Indiana State Police Sgt. John Perrine said in a press release.

The driver of the car died on the scene, Perrine said. Their identity has not been released. The driver of the semi-truck wasn't injured.

Investigators believe the driver of the car was driving the wrong way and struck the semi-truck head-on, Perrine said. The semi-truck went off the road, rolled over, and caught on fire.

The crash remains under investigation.