Man dies after dump truck rollover crash on south side

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UPDATE: Police identified the person who died as the driver of the dump truck, 65-year-old Ricky O’Neill of Indianapolis.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — One man has died after a dump truck rolled over after a crash on the city’s south side, according to Indiana State Police.

The crash happened just before 8 a.m. on eastbound I-465 at mile marker 2.2 at the US 31 South ramp.

State police dispatchers confirmed one person died in the crash.

According to authorities, the driver of the dump truck was traveling eastbound on I-465 when a 23-year-old man in a Pontiac quickly crossed traffic lanes to try to make it onto the northbound East Street exit ramp.

Police say the driver of the dump truck attempted to avoid the Pontiac and swerved from eastbound I-465 onto the northbound East Street exit ramp.

An initial report from state police and Indianapolis Fire Department vehicles made minimal contact, but the dump truck was going too fast to turn on the ramp and crashed into the embankment, landing on its side, according to authorities.

The victim of the crash hasn’t been identified, but he is believed to be in his 50s. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The ramp remained closed for several hours as authorities worked to clear the scene.

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