Indianapolis, IN – The victim from the earlier fatal crash on I-70 has been identified as 30 year old Marc Cook of Martinsville Indiana. Mr. Cook’s repair van was parked, with a yellow flashing light on top, just behind the disabled pick-up truck on the right shoulder when a Ford Expedition struck the rear of the van. The collision caused the van to pin Mr. Cook, who was outside the vehicle, between the front of the van and the rear of the pick-up. The Expedition was driven by 30 year old Dangelo Dixson of Indianapolis.
Investigators determined Dixson was allegedly driving on a suspended license. Troopers believe alcohol is a factor in this crash and Dixson was transported to Eskenazi Hospital for a blood draw to test for intoxication. Upon release from Eskenazi, Dixson will be incarcerated at the Marion County Adult Processing Center. An arrest was made in this case based on probable cause of a crime, however the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will determine actual charges.
This continues to be an ongoing investigation with no further information to release at this time.
An arrest is merely an accusation, all suspects are innocent until and unless proven guilty in the court of law.
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Three Vehicle Crash on I-70 Claims One Life
Indianapolis, IN – A three vehicle crash on I-70 near Keystone Avenue has claimed the life of one person. Emergency crews were called to the scene of a serious crash around 1:15 this afternoon on I-70 eastbound at the 83.9 mile marker. Upon arrival troopers located one person deceased on the ground outside of the vehicle. There were no other injuries reported.
Preliminary investigation reveals a small flatbed pick-up truck was broken down on the right shoulder. A repair vehicle was on scene assisting with roadside repairs. A third vehicle struck the rear of the repair vehicle, causing it to strike a person who was outside the vehicle, that person died from their injuries.
I-70 is expected to be closed for approximately two more hours while the crash is investigated. There is no further information to release at this time.
As further details become available they will be released.