Man in his 70s dies, Fishers woman hurt in 2-vehicle crash near Fortville

FORTVILLE, Ind. (WISH) – A man in his 70s died in a crash Wednesday night on U.S.36/State Road 67 southwest of Fortville, Hancock County Sheriff’s Office said.

The crash occurred about 9:40 p.m. on the highway that extends from Marion County as Pendleton Pike. It occurred at the intersection with West County Road 900 North.

Authorities said the man’s Buick Century car was going southwest on the highway when it drifted into oncoming traffic and struck a black minivan driven by a woman from Fishers. No other information on the woman, including her condition, were immediately available.

The man died at the crash scene.

Authorities said they spent an hour cutting each victim from his or her vehicle

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No intoxicants were believed to be involved, authorities said.

Police expected to reopen the highway shortly by 1 a.m.

No additional details were immediately available.