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Indianapolis man dies after crashing into semitrailer on I-465: Indiana State Police

I-465 fatal crash
Posted at 4:57 PM, Mar 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-18 19:17:10-04

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis man died when he drove his car into a semitrailer on Interstate 465 Friday afternoon, police said.

James W. Simison, 53, was exiting onto Southeastern Avenue from the southbound lanes of I-465 when he collided with the trailer, according to Indiana State Police.

Troopers responded about 2:40 p.m. to I-465 near the Interstate 74 ramp and U.S. 421.

Simison was driving a Ford Transit behind a semi-tractor when for some reason he struck the rear of the trailer it was hauling, resulting in fatal injuries.

Simison was pronounced dead at the scene. The semi-tractor driver was not injured.

Police say drugs and alcohol are not believed to have played a role in the crash. An investigation is ongoing.