GAS CITY, Ind. (WISH) — A 43-year-old Indianapolis man died in a crash Tuesday morning on northbound Interstate 69.
Indiana State Police about 8:30 a.m. went to a crash involving a semi near the State Road 22 exit.
A Jefferson Township Fire Department fire truck arrived to assist with the crash and parked in front of a state police vehicle off the travel lanes. The vehicles were partially in the median and partially on the left shoulder with emergency lights activated, police said.
As troopers were investigating the semi crash, a 2003 Honda Element SUV driven by Charles Finney rear-ended the fire truck. Both the fire truck and the Honda was heavily damaged.
Finney was removed from the SUV and taken to Marion General Hospital, where he died.
Investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash. A photo from state police showed a light layer of snow on the road, but a news release from state police did not indicate whether the road conditions played a role in the crash.
(Photo provided by Indiana State Police.)