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Person dies in crash into tree in Johnson County

Man dies in crash into tree in Johnson County, Indiana

WHITELAND, Ind. (WISH) — A man died in an early Wednesday morning crash on a rural Johnson County road between Whiteland and I-65, the sheriff’s office says.

Jerry L. Stogsdill, 64, of Greenwood, died in the crash, said Johnson County Coroner Michael D. Pruitt in an email sent Wednesday night. Stogsdill’s cause of death was pending toxicology results.

Emergency crews were called shortly after 2:45 a.m. Wednesday to the crash in the 4300 block of North Graham Road, said Sheriff Duane E. Burgess. That’s about a half-mile south of the roundabout at Whiteland Road.

A blue Dodge Durango truck was found crashed head-on into a tree. The crash report says it’s unknown why the crash of the northbound vehicle happened. A witness told investigators that the truck did not turn or slow before hitting the large tree in a home’s front yard.

Graham Road between Whiteland Road, also known as County Road 500 North, and Paul Hand Road, also known as County Road 400 North, was closed to traffic for an undetermined amount of time to conduct an investigation, the sheriff says.