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Passenger dead, driver injured in I-74 crash outside Shelbyville

Lights on top of an ambulance. A person died in a fatal two-vehicle accident on Indianapolis' northeast side near East 56th Street and Arlington Avenue on April 14, 2024. (WISH Photo)

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — An Elkhart man died early Tuesday morning after a crash on Interstate 74 outside of Shelbyville.

Marlon Banks, 46, was identified as the passenger who died in the crash, Shelby County Coroner Bradley M. Rund said Tuesday night.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department was called around 6:37 a.m. Tuesday on a report of a single-vehicle crash to the 121-mile marker of I-74. That’s about 3 miles southwest of the State Road 244 interchange at Shelbyville.

Deputies arrived to find the vehicle, the driver and passenger. Banks was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle, who was not identified in a news release from the sheriff’s office, was taken to Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment.

Officers did not provide an update on the driver’s condition, or describe the damage to the vehicle. Investigators on Tuesday had not yet determined what caused the accident.