Updated: Friday, 16 Apr 2010, 6:15 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 16 Apr 2010, 2:05 PM EDT
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) - One person is dead after a car slammed into a utility pole and burst into flames in Noblesville. The one-car crash happened Friday afternoon on 191st Street east of State Road 37.
The car ended up in a small valley just off a hilly section of 191st. Deputies say the hills can cause a driver to lose control if they're speeding too fast.
When emergency crews arrived on the scene they could barely see the wrecked car hidden in some pine trees on the south side of the road. Deputies say the car hit a utility pole so hard it nearly split in two.
Officers found pieces of the car, including the entire engine block, scattered in the crash site.
"At this point it looks like the vehicle was heading westbound possibly at a high rate of speed, lost control of the vehicle, went into some utility poles and then into some pine trees," said Vicky Dunbar of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department.
After the crash, the car burst into flames. Deputies say the driver died at the scene.
An accident reconstruction team spent time taking measurements and photos. Their work will help investigators gain a better understanding of the events leading up to the crash.
Once the tow trucks moved into position, operators began pulling out the wreckage. One section included what appeared to be the front axle. The remainder of the vehicle was loaded onto the trucks in bits and pieces.
It's going to take a while to get identification made and notification made. So as soon as we have that we will get that information out.
Because of the severity of the wreck, it took emergency crews more than three hours to pull the car out.