January 4, 2018–The Indiana State Police are investigating an early morning crash on east-bound I-465 that has claimed the life of one driver. Troopers and emergency personnel were dispatched to the 31.1 mile marker around 5:30 a.m. for a head-on collision between a car and a semi tractor-trailer.
Officers arrived to find a white Nissan Sentra passenger car with heavy front end damage and a FedEx semi pulling double trailers. The driver of the Nissan was killed in the crash. The driver of the semi received minor injuries and his passenger who was in the sleeper berth was uninjured.
Troopers are trying to determine the reason why the driver of the Nissan was traveling west-bound in the east-bound lanes. The crash happened in the center lane of I-465 just east of the US 31 exit.
Investigators are attempting to make notification to family members of the deceased party. Names of the individuals involved in the crash are expected to be released later today.
The Indiana State Police have identified the individuals involved in the early morning crash on I-465 that killed one woman.
The crash claimed the life of 24-year-old Milca B. Alvarado Polanco of Indianapolis. She was driving a white Nissan Sentra west-bound in the east-bound lanes when she hit a FedEx semi pulling double trailers head-on.
The driver of the FedEx semi, Tony Splittstoesser, 51, of Champaign, Illinois received minor injuries in the crash. Another FedEx driver, who was in the sleeper berth at the time, was not injured.
Troopers are working to determine the reason why Polanco was traveling west-bound in the east-bound lanes. The crash happened in the center lane of I-465 just east of the US 31 exit around 5:30 a.m. The road re-opened to traffic shortly before 10:00 a.m.