ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) — A Westfield man died Monday in a car-truck crash on Interstate 69 in Madison County.
Around 3:43 p.m. Monday, a Toyota Avalon car driven by Beau J. White, 48, of Kokomo, was traveling north in the left lane of I-69 near mile marker 227 when it left the roadway and traveled into the median, hitting a diving cable barrier and driving into the southbound lanes and into the path of a Jeep Gladiator truck driven by Lee Arthur Ken Ingles, 50, of Westfield. The vehicles collided nearly head-on, and the Jeep went off the road into a ditch, where it caught fire.
A state trooper was traveling in the area and saw the fire. He rushed to the burning Jeep, where bystanders were pulling Ingles out. Ingles was unresponsive, and life-saving attempts were unsuccessful, ISP said. Ingles was later formally pronounced deceased by the Madison County coroner.
White was taken to St. Vincent Hospital in Anderson and suffered from injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, ISP said.
Multiple lanes of both directions of I-69 were shut down for the crash, investigation and cleanup.
The crash investigation on Monday was ongoing pending autopsy and toxicology results, ISP said.