A Westfield man is dead after colliding head-on with another vehicle on I-69 in Madison County, police said Monday evening.
Lee Arthur Ken Ingles, 50, of Westfield, died after a Toyota sedan traveling north on I-69 traveled into the median, drove through a dividing cable barrier and collided head-on with Ingles’ Jeep at around 3:34 p.m., according to Indiana State Police.
Following the collision, Ingles’ Jeep veered to the right off of the road and into the west ditch, where it caught on fire. An officer driving by “rushed to the burning vehicle as bystanders pulled an unresponsive Mr. Ingles from the vehicle,” police said.
“Unfortunately, life saving attempts were unsuccessful and it was determined that Mr. Ingles had succumbed to his injuries,” police said in a statement.
The driver of the other vehicle, Beau J. White, 48, of Kokomo, was transported to a local hospital, where his injuries “are not believed to be life threatening.”
Multiple lanes of I-19 at the 227 mile-marker near Exit 234 were temporarily closed for cleanup and investigation but have since reopened.
The investigation is ongoing, and autopsy and toxicology results are pending.
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source: indy star