INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis man died in a crash on I-70 on the city’s southwest side Wednesday.
Emergency crews were called to the scene in the westbound lanes near Holt Road at about 1:30 p.m. Upon arrival, responders found the driver of a red 2004 Chevrolet Silverado, 33-year-old Dustin McCoy, severely entrapped inside the truck and unconscious. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of a white 2018 Chevrolet Silverado was seriously injured. Police said that driver, 25-year-old Zachary Willis, was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in stable condition.
Investigators believe the white Chevrolet, equipped with emergency lighting, was parked along the left shoulder of I-70 and Willis was outside the truck performing maintenance on a road sign. After the work was complete and seconds after Willis got back into the truck, police say the red Chevrolet veered off the roadway and struck the rear end of the white pickup.
According to police, the impact caused extensive damage to both vehicles.
At this time, police say the reason McCoy left the roadway is unknown. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday at the Marion County Coroner’s Office.
Several lanes in both directions were restricted for the duration of the investigation and cleanup. All lanes were opened just before 4 p.m.