WHITELAND, Ind. — The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a single-vehicle accident in Whiteland that left a Greenwood man dead Wednesday afternoon.

JCSO said deputies responded around 2:47 p.m. to the 4300 block of N. Graham Road in Whiteland in response to reports of a blue Dodge Durango crashing into a tree.

Deputies arrived and found an individual, identified as 64-year-old Jerry L. Stogsdill, who was trapped inside a vehicle. Emergency crews were able to remove the individual from the vehicle. The individual was pronounced deceased at the scene, JCSO said.

Graham Road between Whiteland Road and Paul Hand Road will remain closed for the next several hours as agencies continue investigating.

JCSO did not share any details about the circumstances that may have caused the vehicle to exit the roadway and crash into a nearby tree.

According to the Johnson County Coronoer’s Office, Stogsdill’s Dodge Durango veered off the east side of the roadway before driving in a straight line and crashing into a tree located in the front yard of a nearby residence.

A witness who was driving behind Stogsdill prior to the accident reportedly told first responders that they observed Stogsdill exit the roadway while traveling at 45-50 miles per hour and not slow down as it approached the tree, according to the coroner’s office.

The coroner’s office said it remains unclear what may have caused the vehicle to exit the roadway and crash into a nearby tree.

The Whiteland Police Department, Whiteland Fire Department, Bargersville Fire Department and Johnson County Animal Control all responded to the scene.