NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) - One person is dead after a car slammed into a utility pole andburst into flames in Noblesville. The one-car crash happened Fridayafternoon on 191st Street east of State Road 37.
The car ended up in a small valley just off a hilly section of191st. Deputies say the hills can cause a driver to lose control ifthey're speeding too fast.
When emergency crews arrived on the scene they could barely seethe wrecked car hidden in some pine trees on the south side of theroad. Deputies say the car hit a utility pole so hard it nearlysplit in two.
Officers found pieces of the car, including the entire engineblock, scattered in the crash site.
"At this point it looks like the vehicle was heading westboundpossibly at a high rate of speed, lost control of the vehicle, wentinto some utility poles and then into some pine trees," said VickyDunbar of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department.
After the crash, the car burst into flames. Deputies say thedriver died at the scene.
An accident reconstruction team spent time taking measurementsand photos. Their work will help investigators gain a betterunderstanding of the events leading up to the crash.
Once the tow trucks moved into position, operators began pullingout the wreckage. One section included what appeared to be thefront axle. The remainder of the vehicle was loaded onto the trucksin bits and pieces.
It's going to take a while to get identification made andnotification made. So as soon as we have that we will get thatinformation out.
Because of the severity of the wreck, it took emergency crewsmore than three hours to pull the car out.
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