ISP: Driver in fatal crash had BAC of .29

Crash on Interstate 65 has snarled traffic Thursday evening. (WLFI Photo/Holly Campbell)
Crash on Interstate 65 has snarled traffic Thursday evening. (WLFI Photo/Holly Campbell)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – Indiana State Police have released the name of the man who died in a crash where troopers say alcohol was a factor.

According to Indiana State Police, Michael Snodgrass, 52, of Pinellas Park, Florida, was driving his SUV north on I-65, just north of the 182 mile-marker. Troopers said the SUV pulled in front of a semi and then went off the roadway.

Troopers said the semi then changed lanes and moved to the left lane to avoid the SUV. But the driver of the SUV cut across I-65, and drove under the right end of the semi trailer. The semi then ran over the front of the SUV.

Troopers said alcohol contributed to the crash. Snodgrass had a blood alcohol content, or BAC, of .29. He was extricated from the SUV and taken to IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette with serious injuries, but was later pronounced dead.

The semi driver was not injured. However, ISP said the semi trailer sustained about $3,000 worth of damage but was driven away from the scene. The SUV has been ruled a total loss.

The interstate was down to one lane north bound for about two and one half hours for cleanup.

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