Indianapolis, IN – This morning, at 3:08 a.m., Indiana State Police Dispatchers began receiving several 911 calls reporting a serious crash on I-465 near the 3.2 mile marker of westbound I-465. It was reported that two people were entrapped in the wreckage and both were unresponsive. Officers from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, along with the Indianapolis Fire Department were first to arrive on scene. They immediately began extrication and emergency medical aid. A female passenger was transported by ambulance to an area hospital in critical condition. The driver, 24 year old Brandon Machingura of Brownsburg, was pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no other injuries reported.
Investigators believe a 2018 Dodge Charger, driven by Machingura, was traveling at a high rate of speed. While changing lanes, Machingura struck the side of a semi tractor-trailer, then spun out of control and struck the concrete median barrier wall. Several passing motorists stopped to give aid until first responders arrived. The Marion County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.
The westbound lanes of I-465 were closed for approximately three hours while the crash was investigated. Neither weather nor road conditions are believed to contribute to this crash. There is no further information to release at this time.
The lead investigator is Trooper Maxwell Alexander, he was assisted by Trooper Mays, Trooper Fox and Trooper Malone.