1 person killed in southeast side crash

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – One person is dead following a Friday morning crash on the city’s east side, according to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Dispatch.

The deadly crash happened in the area of South Emerson Avenue near I-465 just before 5 a.m.

According to IMPD, officers were called to the scene to assist the Beech Grove Police Department with the crash involving a silver Nissan and a red GMC pickup.

Police say both vehicles had one occupant.

Over the course of their investigation, police learned that pickup was stopped at a traffic light when the Nissan, exiting I-465 EB went off the road, then went airborne and eventually crashed into the driver side of the truck.

The male driver of the truck was pronounced dead on scene. The male driver of the Nissan was transported to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police believe the driver of the Nissan was intoxicated at the time of the crash.

This deadly incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.

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