Greenfield man killed in Indianapolis car accident

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INDIANAPOLIS — A Greenfield man was killed following a car crash in Indianapolis Wednesday morning. The deceased was a passenger identified as Eddie Watson, 29.

Officials from the Indiana State Troopers responded to a 911 call of a vehicle in the ditch near the interchange of I-465 and I-74 on the southeast side of Indianapolis around 8:27 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Sergeant John Haugh located the vehicle well off the roadway, officials said in a press release. The vehicle was heavily damaged with two adult males entrapped in the wreckage. The trooper immediately called for paramedics and rescue personnel to respond.

Sergeant Haugh, Senior Trooper Matt Wilson and Trooper Nick Cox were able to pull one of the men from the wreckage and provide medical aid. The driver was still heavily entrapped in the wreckage and Sgt. Haugh climbed into the vehicle and provided medical aid to the man until the Indianapolis Fire Department arrived.

Officials with IFD were able to extricate the driver from the vehicle and he was transported to an area hospital by Indianapolis Emergency Services in critical condition. The passenger, Watson, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Officials say he was not wearing a seat belt.

Preliminary investigation determined the driver of a white Chrysler drove the vehicle off the road down into a deep crevasse and came to rest barely visible from the road or any of the ramps in the area. At this time investigators are not able to determine exactly what time the crash occurred.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene to assist with the investigation and recover the remains of the deceased. There is no further information to release at this time.