INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) — A Rossville man was pronounced dead at the scene after an early Monday morning crash on Interstate 65 in Indianapolis.
Emergency crews responded around 5:15 a.m. near the 71st Street Exit on I-65, which is on the northwest side of Indianapolis.
The Pike Township Fire Department was first on scene. Firefighters said a Mitsubishi was found inverted well off the roadway and into the tree line. The driver, later identified as 61-year-old Kerry Dunlavey of Rossville, Indiana, was entrapped in the wreckage and unresponsive.
Firefighters quickly worked to extricate Dunlavey, but he was pronounced dead on scene.
According to Indiana State Police’s preliminary investigation, the Mitsubishi was traveling south on I-65 when it sideswiped another vehicle, ran off the road, went airborne and landed upside down in the trees.
The driver of the second vehicle, 22-year-old Demetrius Jordan of Indianapolis, was not injured.
Jordon submitted to a chemical test for intoxication, as required by law with fatal crashes. The results are pending, but state police said there were no indications of drugs or alcohol.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation. The Marion County Coroner’s Office will conduct a death investigation that will include a blood test for drugs and alcohol.