1 killed in deadly crash on northwest side

Victim Identified in Deadly Crash
Deadly crash closes ramp on northwest side

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Indiana State Police are investigating a deadly crash on the city's northwest side after one person was killed early this morning.

It happened just after 2 a.m. on North Michigan Road near Interstate 465 just south of 96th Street on the northwest side. Investigators say a driver was traveling northbound on Michigan Road when it veered into the left lane, where an INDOT plow truck was stopped.

The driver hit the rear right side of the truck, and first responders found the driver, later identified as 19-year-old Christian Brocious of Zionsville, unconscious. Medics later pronounced the Brocious dead at the scene.

Early investigations show northbound traffic had a green light, while the left turning lane had a red light, which is why the INDOT truck was stopped.

The driver of the plow, Uriel Valez of Greenfield, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash temporarily closed the exit ramps of eastbound and westbound I-465 at 96th Street overnight. Roads were open again by 6 a.m.

Indiana State Police says alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the crash, however it is still under investigation.

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