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Greenfield man killed, driver injured in southeast side interstate crash

State Police discovered the crash Wednesday around 8:30 a.m., near the interchange of Interstate 74 and Interstate 465, on the southeast side of Indianapolis.

INDIANAPOLIS — A Greenfield man was killed and another man was critically injured in a crash near the interchange of Interstate 74 and Interstate 465 on the southeast side of Indianapolis.

Just before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Indiana State Police Sgt. John Haugh spotted a white Chrysler well off of the interstate, heavily damaged, with two men trapped inside. Two more troopers responded to the scene and helped pull the passenger, later identified as 29-year-old Eddie Watson, of Greenfield, out of the vehicle and provided medical aid. However, medics pronounced him dead at the scene. 

Police said the passenger was not wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the vehicle remained entrapped, with Haugh providing medical aid inside the vehicle until Indianapolis firefighters arrived on scene. The firefighters were able to get the driver out of the vehicle, and he was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Investigators have not been able to determine exactly when the crash happened or what may have caused the driver to go off the road.

The ramp from I-74 eastbound to I-465 southbound was partially blocked Wednesday morning while police investigated the crash.

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