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Sheriff: Man dies in Johnson Co. crash

(Photo provided/Johnson County Sheriff's Office)

FRANKLIN, Ind. (WISH) — A man died in a crash Wednesday night in Johnson County.

Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a fatal crash at around 7:45 p.m. on Hospital Road at the intersection of County Road South 50 East. That’s about two and a half miles southwest of Franklin.

The driver, identified by police as a 22-year-old man from Morgantown, was traveling southwest in a Ford F-150 on Hospital Road when the truck went off the road and then got back on it, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office said in a release.

A black Ford F-150 was traveling southwest on Hospital Road when it left the roadway on the north side of the road then came back onto the road.

A few moments later, the truck went back off the road, drove between two telephone roads, and rolled over. The cab was of the truck was crushed by a tree, police say. The truck ended up in ditch next to a bridge.

According to a police report, a man living east the crash scene heard “tires screeching and a loud bang.”

The crash was still under investigation and police did not say what caused the truck to go off the road.