HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – One person is dead following a Tuesday morning crash in Hendricks County, according to the Plainfield Fire Department.
The fatal, single-vehicle crash happened in the 3000 block of West U.S. 40 at approximately 9:15 a.m.
The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office says a minivan was headed west on U.S. 40 between Cartersburg Road and IN-39 when the vehicle, for an unknown reason, left the roadway.
After leaving the road, the vehicle struck a culvert, flipped as the female driver was ejected from the vehicle.
The female driver was pronounced dead on the scene. She has been identified as 54-year-old Laura Thomas of Clayton.
Authorities say Thomas was only one occupant in the vehicle. Police are still investigating the circumstances behind the crash. Alcohol is not suspected as a factor.
Eastbound U.S. 40 at State Road 39 is expected to be closed for “an extended period of time.”