Man dies in early morning car crash

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A person died in a car accident early Sunday morning. The car crash happened near the 3500 block of Mitthoeffer Road.

Shortly after 1:00 AM a police officer happened to drive by and discovered a single vehicle crash on the far east side of Indianapolis, near Lawrence. Responding officers found a white passenger vehicle crashed into a utility pole on Mitthoeffer Road. Medics were dispatched, but pronounced the victim dead on-scene. At this point, It’s unclear what caused the accident. Also, the name of the victim has not been released as next of kin has not yet been notified.

Authorities were forced to close down both lanes of traffic on Mitthoeffer Road, due to retrieving the victim and removing his vehicle from the intersection. The road closures lasted for at least 2 hours. Both sections of the roadway have since been reopened.

The Indianapolis Metro Police Department is conducting an investigation to determine a cause and told CBS4 it’s too early to say if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the fatal crash. A weather advisory was issued for much of Indiana, including Marion County regarding fog late Saturday night. The special weather alert is in effect until 2:00 pm on Easter Sunday, April 21. Visibility is estimated to be under 350 feet in some areas. Police would not say that fog was to blame for this accident but did say that drivers should be cautious if traveling in extreme weather conditions like this.

Stay tuned to CBS4 for updates.

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