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Sheriff: Fatal crash closes Mauxferry Road in Johnson County

Sheriff: Man dies in fatal crash on Mauxferry Road in Johnson County, Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A Johnson County man died early Tuesday after his SUV crashed into a utility pole and he was ejected, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office said.

Just before 5:45 a.m., sheriff’s deputies were called to the 2300 block of South Mauxferry Road. That’s a mostly rural area roughly three miles south of downtown Franklin, just west of U.S. 31.

The accident was called in by someone with Johnson County REMC, a police report says. The caller todl dispatchers they were in the area to investigate a power outage reported just before 5 a.m.

The first deputy at the scene located a Ford Explorer on its side in a bean field and a man’s body “approximately 30 yards north of the vehicle,” according to a crash report obtained by News 8.

The sheriff’s office identified the driver as 59-year-old David Taylor, of Nineveh.

Investigators did not say what led Taylor’s SUV to hit the utilty pole or if he was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Mauxferry Road was closed for several hours for investigation and cleanup but has since reopened.